Dolores "Dory" Madden
Dolores "Dory" Madden, 91, of Tiffin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Mercy Iowa City. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lensing's Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Rd., Coralville. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin. Interment will be in Oakhill Cemetery in Tiffin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church in Iowa City or Hoover Elementary in Iowa City. Dory's family requests that friends please wear casual attire!
Dory was born March 18, 1927, in Johnson County, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Jessie (Sherman) Madden Sr. She grew up in the Tiffin area and graduated from high school. Dory received her teaching credentials from the University of Iowa in 1949 and spent a lifetime sharing her passion as a media specialist to elementary school children. During her career, she taught in numerous schools, including 10 years in Sigourney and 55 years in the Iowa City Community School District. Dory continued to return to work each school year until just three years ago when her health forced her to retire at the age of 88.
Dory regularly attended Grace United Methodist Church in Tiffin and First United Methodist Church in Iowa City. In her early years, she was a baseball and softball pitcher playing on an all-state baseball team.
Dory is survived by her nephew and niece, Jim and Becky Madden of Cedar Rapids; her great-nieces and nephews, Tiffany, Debbie, Brett and BJ; and a host of treasured colleagues and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Madden.