Dorothy Brigham DeTurk, age 92, of Columbus, formerly of Shelby, passed away June 21, 2021 at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Shelby Cemetery with Pastor Teri Lucas officiating. No visitation. Interment will be in the Shelby Cemetery.
Dorothy was born December 22, 1928 to Rex and Blanche (Ingalls) Brigham at their home northwest of Shelby, Nebraska. She graduated from Shelby High School in 1946 and did secretarial work and later taught country school for two years.
On May 24, 1950 she was united in marriage to Darwin DeTurk at Rising City. She and her husband moved to a farm northwest of Shelby in the spring of 1951 and lived there for 61 years. They moved to Prairie Village Retirement Home in Columbus on September 1, 2010.
She was a member of the Shelby Methodist Church for many years and transferred to the Columbus Methodist Church after moving to Columbus.
She helped her husband, Darwin, with the farming and also with their trucking business for 34 years.
Dorothy leave their three children, Connie (Duane) Hopwood of Las Vegas, Nevada, Barbara (Larry) Tongate of West Branson, Missouri and Mike DeTurk of Shelby; four grandchildren, Shelly Alexander, Stacey Hopwood, Keely Tongate and Adam Tongate; four great grandchildren, Zachary Alexander, Briaunna Alexander, Easton Alexander and Clio Tongate; two sisters, Sally (Virgil) Johansen of Osceola and Peggy (Ron) Coffin of Shelby.
She was preceded in death by her husband Darwin who passed away June 8, 2017; her parents and one brother Tom Brigham.
Memorials are suggested to Columbus United Methodist Church, Shelby United Methodist Church or the Shelby Library.
Dubas Funeral Home of Osceola and Stromsburg has been entrusted with arrangements. dubasfuneralhome.com
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