Dorothy “Jan” Dudley, 94, of Indianola, passed away peacefully in her home on September 30, 2020. A private memorial graveside will be held at I.O.O.F Cemetery in Indianola at a later a date.

Dorothy "Jan" Dudley

Dorothy "Jan" Dudley

Jan was born March 10, 1926. She was the daughter of Thomas and Florence Bowman. Jan graduated from Nevada High School and continued her education at Simpson College in Indianola on a music scholarship. While attending Simpson, she met her husband Paul Dudley with whom she would stay married for 67 years. Jan was a creative and crafty woman. One of her greatest joys was being around her family.

Jan is survived by her daughters; Dennise Hunter of West Des Moines, and Paula (John) Parker of Indianola, 8 grandchildren and their spouses, 19 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Jan was preceded in death by her husband Paul, her son-in-law Pat Hunter, and her siblings.

Jan’s family would like to thank Vintage Hills and Suncrest Hospice for their wonderful care.

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Paula snd Denise, so sorry to see Jan’s obituary. Thinking of you with love and Prayers.


I am so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I got to know her while playing cards with the VH ladies on Sunday afternoons. Her smile was so contagious. My mother also enjoyed Jan so much. I know you have many special memories.

Judy McKain


Paula and Dennse,I am so sad to hear of your mom’s passing. No matter her age it is hard to lose a mom. I always enjoyed seeing your parents come to the library. May she Rest In Peace and may you be comforted by your memories

Sue Sorden


Paula & Denise

So sad to hear about your mom. Always fun times at your house. Memories will help with the sorrow & grief. Kathy Goodwin Brackney

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