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“John and Family, So sorry to hear about Dorie, I have fond memories of her and also of John. The many Eagle functions and seeing you at the state...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Youngbear - Tama, IA

“With our Smpathy. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Bill & maxine Fulton - IA

“John Just wanted to extend our sympathies to you and your family. Dorie was an amazing woman. She will be missed. Dennis, Gayle and Willie...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Dennis Verploegh - Oskaloosa, IA

“John, I extend my sympathy to you and your family. I have wonderful memories of the years we spent in school and all the fun we had. I will always...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Betty Carns-Carpenter - Sherrill, IA

“Great memories of Arispe High basketball games with Dorie and John! We share your sorrow. God bless! ”
5 of 25 | Posted by: Rich and Joan Madison - Creston, IA

“I just heard about Dorie!! So sorry to hear...she was such a great lady!! My heart goes out to all the family, as I know she will be greatly missed. ...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: JOAN (MCFEE) BENTLEY - Waukee, IA

“Dear John & Family, We were so sorry to hear of Dorie's passing. You are all in our prayers. We will certainly miss her especially at fair time. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Bob & Linda Denton - Creston, IA

“Sympathy to all of your family, (special prayer for Terry & Diane). May the love and memories warm your heart during this time of grief. ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Carol Reed King - Creston, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dorie was special and have many pleasant memories of times we were together. May God bless you all and...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Virginia Luther Hilman - Creston, IA

“John and Family, Kaylee and I were so saddened to hear of Dorie's passing. She was a very special lady and will be sorely missed by all. We were...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: VICKI AND KAYLEE HARRIS - Creston, IA

“John: Thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Dorie was a joy to talk to and how she enjoyed life. May God take care of her now. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Janet Burns - Grinnell, IA

“So sorry for your loss will always remember dorie cheering at ball games for her grandkids... ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: gay smith auten - lenox, IA

“Dear John & Family, So sorry to hear about Dorie. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Eagle functions. We shared some good times at Eagle...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Goldie Adams - Red Oak, IA

“John and Family So sorry for your loss of Dorie. My thought and prayers are with all of you. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Kay (Koons) Ayers - Creston, IA

“Dear Brenda and Family, I know how much your dear Grandmother meant to you and what a difficult time this has to be for you. May you be comforted by...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy L. Stefani, CFRE - IA

“Dear John and Family, Dale and I extend to you our sincere sympathy in the loss of you beloved Dorie. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Haight

“Terry and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It is never easy, but your Mom is not suffering and is in a better place. Please reminisce...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Ray & Devan Vaughn - Raleigh, NC

“I was so surprised to hear about Dorie. She was one of those invincible people that you think will go on forever. We had a lot of laughs at the...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Karen Donner - Apache Junction, AZ

“To all the Lathams: My heart sank when I read about Dorie. I can't imagine the void she left with each one of you. I always loved seeing Johnny and...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Jo Key - Ankeny, IA - friend

“So very sorry to hear of Dorie's passing. Daryl and I were just down visiting Irma about 3 weeks ago and she mentioned that you lived "across the...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Daryl and Melodee (Embree) Roberts - IA

“So sorry to hear of Dorie's death. I extend my sympathy to you. At this time I am in California visiting my daughter and won't be home for two...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Margaret Wilkins - Creston, IA

“So sorry to hear of your passing. I will always remember our bowling trips to nationals and state. We had so much fun. Rest in pease. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Carol McFee - Rosalie, NE

“Bill and I send ouro deepest sympathy to all of you in your loss. Dorie was a special lady that will be remembered for her wonderful warm smile,...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Diane (Ekl.une) Ogbourne - IA

“John and family, Leonard and I were so sad to hear about Dorie. She was a very special Lady. We always Loved it when we came to Creston to see her...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Sheri (Fry) Stier - Grinnell, IA

“John and family , I was so sorry to hear of Dorie's passing. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you an your family. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Pam Van Fosson - Centerville, IA

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Dorie Latham, 76, of Creston, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, Texas.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Powers Funeral Home junction of Highway 25 & 34 in Creston. Rev. Tom Woodin will officiate.

Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at a later date.

Open visitation will be from 3 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, with family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be given at

Deloris "Dorie" Louise (Miller) Latham, daughter of Ida Louise (Madison) Miller and Edward Henry Miller, was born April 19, 1936 in Gregory, S.D. She was educated in Malvern schools and later Arispe schools.

On June 28, 1953, Dorie married John Gale Latham in Afton. They first lived in Arispe and then south of Afton. They settled in Creston in 1957, where in addition to being a homemaker, Dorie worked for Places for 17 years and then for her brother, Don Miller at Creston Mobile Homes for about 15 years. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary in Creston.

Survivors include her husband John Latham of Creston; three sons, Gerry (wife Frances) Latham of Crossville, Tenn., Larry (wife Nancy) Latham of Creston and Terry (wife Diane) Latham of Laurens; nine grandchildren, Gerry (wife Gina) Latham, Jr., Dustin (wife Jennifer) Latham, Eddie Mackey, Linda Hensley, Brenda Latham, Tonya (husband Todd) Pickering, Cory (wife Tammi) Latham, Staci (fiance Tim Rourke) Latham and Brett (wife Laura) Latham; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Earl Latham of Murray; one sister-in-law, Joyce (husband Richard) Ross of Creston.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Donald and Dwight "Dyke" Miller, and four sisters-in-law, Norma (husband Francis) Sweet, Joyce Latham. Joann Miller and Barbara Miller.