SIGOURNEY-Dortha Borts, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, age 82, of Sigourney, died Monday, November 16, 2020, at the Sigourney Health Care Center.
Dortha was born November 8, 1938, near Knoxville, to Tommy DeMoss, Sr. and Clara (Bailey) DeMoss. She attended country school through 8th grade and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1956. On January 19, 1963, she married Don Borts in Knoxville. The couple lived in Mingo, Ames and Pocahontas before moving to Sigourney. Dortha worked at Vernon Company in Newton, Iowa State University, Sigourney Elementary School, Greenley Corporation and Sigourney flower shops before retiring. She was a member of P.E.O. and the Sigourney United Methodist Church. Dortha enjoyed wintering in Arizona for 17 years, traveling the United States - visiting all 50, going to Branson, square dancing, gardening, flowers, bowling, watching the races in Oskaloosa, fishing, was a wonderful cook and made numerous crafts.
Survivors include her husband: Don of Sigourney; daughter: Susan (Paul) Engelken and their son Zackery Engelken of Woodward; son: David (Tracy) Borts and their children Emily and Jack Borts; four siblings: Sharon Dykstra, Danny DeMoss, Mary DeMoss and Rita DeMoss; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Tommy DeMoss, Floyd DeMoss and John DeMoss.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Ashton Cemetery near Mingo. The service will also be livestreamed on the Powell Funeral Home facebook page. Burial will be at Ashton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Powell Funeral Home in Sigourney.
A memorial fund has been established for P.E.O. and Essence of Life Hospice. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Dortha and her family. Tributes may be made at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
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We are so sorry to hear of Dortha's passing. We are keeping you in our prayers Don, David, Susan & Family. Take comfort in knowing she is with her heavenly Father and all her trials are over.
We are so sorry to hear of Dortha's passing. Are prayers are with you Don, David, Susan & family.
Take comfort in knowing she is now with her heavenly father and all her trials are over.
Keith & Donna Epperson
So sorry for your loss Don. Watching the two of you together was like an inspiring love story. I did not know Dortha before her illness but those beautiful eyes of hers told me what a wonderful women she was.
So sorry for your loss Don. Watching the two of you together was an inspiring love story. I did not know Dortha before her illness but those beautiful eyes of hers told me she was a wonderful women.
I got to know Dortha at SCC, she was a wonderful woman, always a smile.
Don, I am sorry for your loss.
Don, Susan and David, so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife snd mother. Such a sweet lady. (I babysat for you years ago). Hugs. Jeanette (Wehr) Gent
So sorry to hear of Dortha's passing. She was a wonderful fun loving lady. Enjoyed spending time at her & Don's house with her sister and my best friend Sharon. Heaven just gained a beautiful angel. Fly high sweet lady.
Dennis and Marilyn Roach, Tucson, Az.
You have all our condolences. Dortha was a very fine person and she will be missed by all who knew her.
Oh, how we loved Dortha! So many good memories while we lived in Sigourney...usually involving food! Her smile and zest for life will always be remembered. To our good friend, Don, may God wrap his loving arms around you and your family.
So sorry to hear of Dortha's passing, we had many good times going to the square dances with Don and Dortha, and enjoyed her company . We send our condolences to the family.
RIP Dortha. All my thoughts and prayers to Don and kids. God bless. Krestin
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