Williamsburg-Dorothy Joseph was born March 26, 1927 on the family farm, near Williamsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Walter & Johanna (Huedepohl) Newkirk. She graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1945. On June 21, 1947 Dorothy was united in marriage to Wilbur "Joe" Ernest Joseph, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, near Williamsburg. The following fall, they moved to Klinger for 4 ½ years before moving back to Iowa County where they farmed for over 40 years. Dorothy was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, ladies aid and the fellowship club. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, quilting, cross stitch, doing any type of handy work, playing cards and volunteering at the University of Iowa. Dorothy died on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at her home in Williamsburg, at the age of 94 years.
She is survived by her daughters Andrea (Harlan) Possehl of Williamsburg, Roxie Booth of Winter Haven, FL, Val (Dave) Adler of Omaha, NE, Ronda and Brenda Joseph both of Williamsburg; five grandchildren Stacey Possehl, Michael (Lindsey) Possehl, Brad (Cori) James, Dan (Courtney) Adler and Rachel (Jason) Bradley; great grandchildren: Courtney (fiancé Tyler Dietze) James, Parker & Noah Adler and Zoey Possehl; great great grandchildren Brinlee and Karlee Dietze. She was preceded by her parents, her husband, a son-in-law Larry Booth, brothers Walter & Lauren Newkirk and sisters Elvira Frazer and Eleanor Kelting.
Celebration Of Life Service will be held 10:30 am on Monday, January 10, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, near Williamsburg. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, from 2-4 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com