Dody  De Vries
Delores "Dody" De Vries was born September 17, 1935, to Duane Arnold and Vera Belle (Hedrick) Sampson, on a farm near What Cheer, Iowa.

Dody was a 1953 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. On November 25, 1955, she was united in marriage to Bernie De Vries at the Central Methodist Church in Oskaloosa. Dody worked several jobs, joined several organizations and was active in politics while raising a family. A family of four boys; Steve, Dan, Mike and Jeff. She worked at Central College in the financial office from 1971 to 1984. At this time, she went to work at the Marion County Auditors office and was the County Auditor until her retirement in 2000. In retirement Dody remained busy spending time with family, caring for her yard, golfing and dining with friends. Dody was a volunteer for several groups, she was the treasurer for the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 89, volunteered at Trinity Church including TWIST, Tulip Time and Cadets. Other volunteer work included Hospice, Historical Society and League of Women Voters.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons: Steve and Kathy De Vries of Scottsdale, Arizona, Dan and Jan De Vries of Knoxville, Iowa, Mike and Laura De Vries of Columbia, Missouri, and Jeff and Kristin De Vries of Pella, Iowa; and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Deloma Shell of Murray, Iowa.

Dody was preceded in death by her husband Bernie, her parents Duane and Vera Sampson, her sister Betty Lou Sampson, and her brother Dean Sampson.

Funeral services were held on September 10, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Pella. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Pella. The Garden Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 7, 2019


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Sally Rogers Fowks
Sep 09, 2019
To the boys. I met the 4 of you sometime in the early 60's. Your mom and i decided to take a trip tp Marshalltown to see a close fried of ours (Rosie) who was ill. We crammed all eight children you 4 and my 4 into the station wagon .the oldest being Steve at nine or so, and Amy at two. We had to stop twice to settle the the fray. The only time your Mom ever got mad at me is when we played "hooky" one day and she got caught and I didn't cause I lied to my mom and she wrote an excuse. Your mom left me many fun and wonderful memories . I cherish them.