Corydon Times
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Dorothy Marie Flynn Chastain
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Feb 3, 2014, 09:07

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Dorothy Marie Flynn Chastain passed away Jan. 25, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Winterset, Iowa, at the age of 94.

Dorothy was born Mar. 6, 1919, in a farm home outside of Leon, Iowa, to John and Elyda Flynn.

She married Wendell Chastain on Oct. 11, 1941. Dorothy and Wendell were Steward and Matron at the Decatur County Home for three years and at the Wayne County Home for 28 years. Dorothy took great pride in cooking for the residents and worked hard at keeping a clean home for those they cared for.

Dorothy and Wendell were active in the community and with the Wayne County Fair and were named Corydon Old Settlers of the Year in 1983. They retired in Corydon until December 2012 when she went to live with her daughter in Winterset. Dorothy thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dororthy is survived by her daughter, Irma Jordan; grandchildren, Jill Tuttle Lewis (Candace) Jordan and Grant (Jessica) Jordan; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Pat (Max) Greenland; sister-in-law, Betty Flynn and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wendell, two brothers, Howard and Martin Flynn; sister, Mary Havens, son-in-law, Lew Jordan and her parents.

Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at the Randolph-Black Funeral Home in Corydon with pastor Leroy Perkins officiating.

Musical selections were “Amazing Grace” and “Far Side Banks of Jordan” with vocalists Barb Mastin and Linda Clark.

Casket bearers were Lewis Jordan, Terry McNamara, Aaron Johnson, Grant Jordan, Justin Abel and Carol Palmer.

Honorary bearers were John Johnson, Nile Castor, Bill Gode, Burton Prunty and Matt Clayton.

Interment was in the Corydon Cemetery.

Randolph-Black Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.










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