Dorothy Tollman

Obituary of Dorothy Louise Tollman

            Dorothy (Betts) Tollman, 92, a long-time resident of Iowa City, Iowa, died Friday, September 30, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona.

            Dorothy was born August 9, 1930 near Oran, Iowa to Earl and Esther (Nichols) Betts.  She was a 1948 graduate of Oelwein (Iowa) High School.  On September 3, 1950, Dorothy married Raymond Tollman.  They celebrated 51 years of marriage before Ray’s death in 2001.

            Dorothy and Ray had three children.  Dorothy participated in numerous activities with her children.  Some of these included leading Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts and providing piano accompaniment for her children’s musical endeavors.  She and her husband were ardent supporters of school music programs and helped to run major fund-raising events for them.

            Dorothy was very active in the First Baptist Church of Iowa City for over 50 years and the First Baptist Church in Fairfield, Iowa for the previous ten years.

            Survivors include her son—Steven (Cindy) Tollman, two daughters—Ruth (Todd) Fuller and Sandra (Scott) Blackwell; two brothers—Richard Betts and Ronald (Christine) Betts; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Dorothy’s husband, parents, two brothers, and a sister died earlier.


            A memorial service is being planned for spring in Iowa.  Memorials may be made to Hospice Family Care, 8245 N. Silverbell Road Suite 167B, Tucson, Arizona 85743 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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