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Olen Dorsey

April 1, 1923 — May 5, 2009

Funeral services for Olen Dorsey, 86, will be Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10:30 AM at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be in the Corydon Cemetery. Memorials are requested to Circle of Friends Home Care in Chariton. Olen was born April 1, 1923 near Corydon, Iowa to Leonard and Faye Sheets Dorsey. He attended Cocklebur Country School in Wayne County. On August 12, 1942 he was married to Irene Longley in Princeton, Missouri. They were blessed with two children: Lyle and Carmen. Olen was a farmer through and through. He did many things relating to farming and also drove a truck and worked for Monroe County. Olen had horses all his life and truly enjoyed working with them. He also enjoyed country music jams and festivals. Olen passed away May 5, 2009 at the Chariton Nursing and Rehab Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Faye Dorsey, his wife, Irene in 2000, and a sister Maudlene Kilbourn. He is survived by his son Lyle (Judy) Dorsey of Russell and Carmen (Don) Schumann of Russell; 7 grandchildren: Scott (Cathy) Dorsey of Milo, Shannon (Jason Belgarde) Dorsey of Adel, Dixie (Ed) Bandy of Nevada, MO, Darla (Dave) Hulseberg of Williamsburg, Todd (Lisa) Schumann of Des Moines, Tony (Samantha) Schumann of Derby, and Tonya (Jeff) Brink of Des Moines; 19 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren.
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