Interment took place at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.
Dorothy Jeanette Rouse, daughter of Leo G. and Naomi Emily (Johnson) Rehm, was born Jan. 23, 1930, south of Silver Lake, near Ayrshire, Iowa. She attended school in Ayrshire until junior high when her family moved to Ruthven. She completed her education in Ruthven, graduating in 1947. Following high school Dorothy began working at Miller's Hamburger Shop in Spencer where she was employed until 1960.
On July 9, 1960, Dorothy was united in marriage to Marvin Rouse at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven. To this union four children were born. Dorothy worked at various jobs in the area and cared for her family. In 1985 she began working at the Ruthven-Ayrhsire Community School as a cook. She worked at the school for several years.
Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ruthven where she was active in circle. She was also a member of the Ruthven American Legion Auxiliary.
Dorothy passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital at the age of 82.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Ilo Gappa.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin Rouse of Ruthven; her children: Tim and Patty Rouse of Ruthven, Nancy and Mark Johnson of Havelock, Stan and Tonia Rouse of Blue Hill, Neb., and Ann and Joe Meyer of Milford; 10 grandchildren; and her brother, Homer (Colleen) Rehm of Ruthven.
Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.