Delores "Dody" De Vries

September 17, 1935 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 83)


Delores “Dody” De Vries was born September 17, 1935, to Duane Arnold and Vera Belle (Hedrick) Sampson, on a farm near What Cheer, Iowa.

Dody was a 1953 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. On November 25, 1955 she was united in marriage to Bernie De Vries at the Central Methodist Church in Oskaloosa. Dody worked several jobs, joined several organizations and was active in politics while raising a family. A family of four boys; Steve, Dan, Mike and Jeff. She worked at Central College in the financial office from 1971 to 1984. At this time she went to work at the Marion County Auditors office and was the County Auditor until her retirement in 2000. In retirement Dody remained busy spending time with family, caring for her yard, golfing and dining with friends. Dody was a volunteer for several groups, she was the treasurer for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 89,  volunteered at Trinity Church including TWIST, Tulip Time and Cadets. Other volunteer work included Hospice, Historical Society and League of Women Voters.


Those left to cherish her memory are:

Steve and Kathy De Vries, Scottsdale, Arizona

                        Pete De Vries


                        Brad De Vries

                        Betsy De Vries and Andrew King

                       Conner Strike  


Dan and Jan De Vries, Knoxville, Iowa

                        Ryan and Rachelle De Vries

                                 Rose, Reanna

                       Cory and Yvonne De Vries

                                 Maverick, Indie


                               Grace Fee, Lucas Fee             


Mike and Laura De Vries, Columbia, Missouri

                        Hope De Vries


Jeff and Kristin De Vries, Pella, Iowa

                        Jake De Vries

                        Annie De Vries

                       Lillie De Vries

She is also survived by her sister, Deloma Shell, of Murray, Iowa.

Dody was preceded in death by her husband Bernie, her parents Duane and Vera Sampson, her sister Betty Lou Sampson, and her brother Dean Sampson.

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Visitation With Family
September 9, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
September 10, 2019

10:30 AM
Trinity Reformed Church
407 Franklin Street
Pella, IA 50219

Interment following funeral service
September 10, 2019

t'Lam Cemetery
Hempstead Drive
Pella, IA 50219


Hospice of Pella
Pella IA

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