Nancy Dooley

Nancy Ellen Dooley

1941 - 2019

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Obituary of Nancy Ellen Dooley

Nancy E. Dooley, 78 of Iowa City died Friday, May 24, 2019, at her home.

As per Nancy’s request, she didn’t want a lot of fuss over all of this.  A graveside service will be held at 4pm Friday, May 31, 2019, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Joetown, southwest of Iowa City.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory.  To share a thought, memory or condolence please visit the funeral home website @

Nancy was born January 26, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, her family moved to the Iowa City area, here she graduated from City High School, and then earned an English degree from the University of Iowa.  She began a career with the University of Iowa in 1962 working in the Institute of Agricultural Medicine.  Her career at the University took her to different departments throughout the years retiring from the Office of General Counsel.  She had also worked for ACT, and law firms in Cedar Rapids and Oklahoma City in years past.

Her family includes her two sons, Kevin Dooley and John Dooley and his wife, Paula; 4 grandchildren, Jessica Dooley, Conner VanEpps, River Brockman and Joranai Dooley; a sister, Marilyn Humphrey; and her brother, Thomas Ayres.  Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ruby (Taylor) Ayres and a brother, David.



Graveside Service

4:00 pm
Friday, May 31, 2019
Pleasant Hill/ Joetown Cemetery
1455 Angle Road SW
Kalona, Iowa, United States