Dorothy L. Anderson

April 21, 1921March 26, 2012

Dorothy L. Anderson, 90, of Davenport, died Monday, March 26, 2012 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Funeral services will be Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 am until the service at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Faith United Church of Christ or to the family.

Dorothy was born April 21, 1921 in Morton Mills, IA, the daughter of Earl and Mary A. (Bourn) Whipple. She married Robert Kester in 1940 in Mt. Pleasant, IA; he preceded her in death. She then married Clarence Gentry in 1946 in Troy, KS and later married Earl H. “Andy”Anderson in 1974 who also preceded her in death.

She worked at the Annie Wittenmeyer home for two years and worked as a surgical technician for thirty years at the former Mercy Hospital in Davenport. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Plus 60 Club, AARP, Faith United Church of Christ and the Mercy Hospital Retirees Group. She loved to play cards. Dorothy never met a stranger and will be fondly remembered for her “orneriness” and quick wit.

Those left to honor her memory include: granddaughters, Kristina Quigley and Kimberly Kester, both of Altoona, PA; great grandchildren: Emily Kester and Rory Quigley; step-daughter, Betty Charland, Virginia, IL; brother, James Whipple, Clarinda, IA; sister, Frances Wells, Wichita, KS; numerous nieces and nephews including Linda Warner and Wanda Leamon, both of Davenport and her many friends who dearly loved her.

She was preceded in death by a son, Roger, four children in infancy, two sisters, three brothers and a grandson, Ronald Kester.

“ I love you all!”


  • Visitation Thursday, March 29, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dorothy L. Anderson

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Teresa Adams

March 28, 2012

Aunt Dorothy I will miss you alot. I know you are having a great reunion with Mom, Rodger, Hellen and rest of the family. Love Teresa