Dolores Worth, 89, of Gettysburg died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Avera Gettysburg Hospital.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the United Methodist Church, Gettysburg. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery, directed by Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the church, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Dolores was born April 20, 1924, to James and Florence (Nystrom) Sutton. She grew up in the Little Bend area. Around 1940, she moved with her parents to a farm west of Agar. She graduated from Pierre High School and Northern State Teachers College, Aberdeen. She taught school before moving to Huntington, Calif., where she worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and spent two years with the United Service Organization. In 1946, she returned to South Dakota, where she met Derwin Worth. They were married on Sept. 3, 1946, in Sioux Falls and moved to the farm on the Missouri River in 1947.
Shortly after Derwin’s death, Dolores moved into Gettysburg, living at the Getty Apartments, the Villa Apartments, and Oahe Manor, where she resided until her death.
Dolores was a member of the SD Extension Homemakers Club, the Eastern Star, the United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Medicine Rock Senior Citizens, the SD Cowbelles, and the Hospital Auxiliary.
Dolores loved to bowl and was an avid bowler until shoulder and knee problems forced her to quit. She enjoyed cooking and baking and various crafts from leather tooling to candle making. She spent many years on the road, driving her sons to baseball games, 4-H meetings and other activities. She loved to travel and spent several summers touring the United States through Extension trips.
Memories of her life will be cherished by her sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Dave and Gail Worth of Eagle River, Alaska, and their sons John, Sioux Falls, and James, Eagle River; Dolan and Susan Worth and their children, Bart (Carmen) Worth, Gettysburg, Heather (Mick) Kennedy, Harrisburg, and Mandy (Aaron) Walberg, Aberdeen; Delvin and Rene Worth and their children, Elissa (Mitch) Stevens, Roseau, Minn., and Jay Worth (Angela Hiles), Gettysburg; Danny Worth and Dale Worth, Gettysburg. Nine great-grandchildren are richer for having shared her life: Paige and Preston Worth, Alexis Neugebauer and Kaci Kennedy, Aaron, Russell, and Madelyn Walberg, Rose and Bodhi Stevens; and one great-great grandson, Cayden Neugebauer; her brothers: Jim (Julie) Sutton and Lyle (Deanna) Sutton, Onida; two nieces and two nephews.
Dolores was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, and one niece.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be directed to the Gettysburg United Methodist Church Building Fund.