Doris Cooney, 79, of Corning, Iowa, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021 at CHI Health Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa. Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Monday, August 9, 2021, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, 701 7th Street, Corning, Iowa with Pastor LeAnn Robine officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Corning, Iowa. Open Visitation with family receiving friends will be 9:30 – 10:30 A.M., Monday, August 9, 2021 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Corning American Legion Auxiliary. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Doris Janette Cooney, the daughter of Orley Virgil and Fern Grace (Ross) Dillinger was born May 10, 1942, in Adams County, Iowa. Doris graduated from Corning High School, Corning, Iowa, with the Class of 1960. She was united in marriage to Karmit Eugene Cooney on April 6, 1973, at the Corning United Methodist Church. Doris became a mother to Karmit’s children: Terri, Tommy, Linda, and Kent.
Doris worked at numerous places during her working years. These included: Lazy Ike; Easy Heat; the Stemwinder; and Caseys. She also worked at the EveryReady factory in Red Oak, Iowa. Having worked these many places, she felt her greatest occupation was that of being a grandma. She enjoyed all time spent with them, and traveling to their activities. She dearly loved them all, and was very proud of Gentry becoming a State Trooper. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Doris had many interests. She enjoyed NASCAR, and watching the “Golden Girls”, “American Pickers” and “Hallmark movies” on TV. Doris was a member of the Corning American Legion Auxiliary.
Left to cherish Doris’s memory are her children: Terri Messer, Columbus, Wisconsin; Tommy Cooney, Atchison, Kansas; Linda Johannes, Corning, Iowa; Kent (Nicky) Cooney, Corning, Iowa; grandchildren: Chelsi (Manny) Silva; Melissa (Timothy) Bartlett; Jackson (Chantel) Dixon; Gentry Johannes; Brian Messer; Toni Fox; Bryce Messer; Alena (Josh) Lindsey; Samuel Cooney; Jennifer (Donald) Shires and many great-grandchildren; brothers: Ralph (Janice) Dillinger, Creston, Iowa; Wayne (Marilyn) Dillinger, Dawson, Illinois; sister, Dorothy Ritnour, Creston, Iowa, along with many nieces, and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Doris in death were her husband Karmit Cooney; parents: Orley and Fern Dillinger; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Wes and Pauline Cooney and grandson, Christian Silva; sisters: Darlene Marr and Florence Thompson; brother, Virgil Dillinger.