Dorothy Evelyn Scott Hannum
Memorial services were held for Dorothy Hannum on Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in LeClaire, Iowa.
Hannum died June 16, 2008 at the Trinity Pathway Hospice House in Davenport, Iowa. Dorothy Evelyn Scott was born September 19, 1932 in Knox County, Missouri to Frank Eldon and Myrtle Alderton Scott. She attended Kirksville Teachers College, majoring in art and PE. She began her 55 year marriage to Jack Hannum in 1953. The Hannum’s moved to Le Claire, Iowa in 1958, where Dr. Hannum practiced family medicine until 1985. Mrs. Hannum and her husband moved to Ft. Worth, Texas in 1985, and retired to Bella Vista, Arkansas in 1990.
Dorothy was a woman of many talents and interests, which included playing basketball in high school. She remained physically active as an adult, learning to belly dance, and teaching aerobics, yoga and jazzercise. She completed her art degree at Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa, while raising her three children, Gwynne, Jennifer, and Jeffery. She will be remembered by the women in the Girl Scout Troop from LeClaire, where she was their leader from 1962 until 1972.
Dorothy was an active church member in the Presbyterian Churches of LeClaire, Ft. Worth, and Bella Vista, teaching Sunday School, and serving as a deacon. She designed her homes in LeClaire and Bella Vista, and continued to create art in mediums of water color, oil painting, sculpture, and natural element collage until she succumbed to end stage dementia in recent years. She also became a certified massage therapist, starting a private practice, after moving to Arkansas. Dorothy will be remembered by many friends and family as creative and young at heart.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jack Hannum; daughter Gwynne Hannum; son-in-law Tim Clayton; daughter Jennifer Erickson; son-in-law Jim Erickson; son Jeffery Hannum and daughter-in-law Debbie Hannum; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Alvin Howard; sister-in-law Jane Maggert; grandchildren Jesse Bradshaw, Patrick Clayton, Ty Erickson, Zack Erickson, and Jordan Erickson; great-grandchildren Emory, Sadie, and Erneka Erickson; and nephews Brian and Neil Howard.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Franke George “Sonny”, who died as a toddler.
Memorial donations may be made in Dorothy’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.