In Memory of



Obituary for Dorothy Gravert

Dorothy Louise Gravert, 99, of Clinton, Iowa passed away peacefully at the Alverno on Monday, December 20, 2021. Honoring her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service takes place at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 7, at Lemke Funeral Homes — South Chapel. A visitation occurs one hour prior from 9:30am until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial takes place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Dorothy was born February 15, 1922 in Clinton, Iowa. In 1942 she married Elvin Gravert, Sr and together they had four children Sandi Gruver (deceased), Linda Barnes of Florida, Kathleen Butman of Virginia and Elvin “Jr” of Camanche.

After Elvin Sr’s passing in 1978, Dorothy met Ralph Zeien who was her partner until his death in 2010.

Above all, she loved spending time with her family. In addition to her children, Dorothy had eight grandchildren: Lisa Vandergrift of Alabama; Rick Gruver of Florida; Nicole Barnes of New Jersey; Amy Barnes (deceased); Bill Huebner of Virginia; Christina Fitzgerald of Virginia; Nathan Huebner of Virginia and Abby Farrell of Camanche. Dorothy had 15 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Dorothy also enjoyed her sons in law: Hank Gruver of Florida; Larry Barnes of Florida; Bill Huebner of Fulton and Art Butman (deceased). Dorothy also shared a special bond with her daughter-in-law, Sheryl Doxsee of Camanche.

Dorothy loved living out the final chapter of her life at The Alverno. Memorials can be directed to them in her memory.

The Alverno
849 13th Avenue North
Clinton, Iowa 52732