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 Dale L. DeVore

Dale L. DeVore

Plano, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Death 13 Feb 2017 (aged 90)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Promise City, Wayne County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 176333824 · View Source
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Dale L. DeVore
January 17, 1927 ~ February 13, 2017 (age 90)

Dale L. DeVore, age 90 of Plano, Iowa passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

He was born to Charley and Stella (Mosbey) DeVore on January 17, 1927 at the DeVore Family farmstead north of Promise City. In his late teens, Dale joined his three brothers with the family farm operation. Together they farmed the family land their entire lives, tending to both row crop and cattle, most notably registered angus cattle. In the 1950s the DeVore Family Farm built a sign to represent its passion for angus cattle, "Double D Angus Ranch."

Dale was united in marriage to Mary Helen Ervin on November 15, 1953 in Conrad, Iowa. To this union of marriage, four children were born, Dennis, Doug, Donald, and Brian.

Dale was a lifetime believer in hard work, spending countless hours throughout the years farming the land he was raised on. He also believed in honesty. A man of his word, Dale did not need a handshake to make an agreement. Most importantly, the driving force in Dale's life was the love he possessed for his family.

In his free time, he had many hobbies including, duck hunting, deer hunting, reading, and watching westerns. Dale also had the ability to retain or memorize information he encountered, whether it was through reading or by conversation with others. He was known by family and friends to be a "walking encyclopedia," reciting dates, times, figures, as well as many other details. Furthermore, through his cognitive abilities, he possessed a large knowledge base of both family history and American history.

Dale and his wife, Mary Helen were long time members of the Promise City Methodist Church.

He is survived by his four children, , Dennis (Chris) DeVore of Belle Plaine, Doug (Marlene) DeVore of Princeton, Missouri, Donald (Denise) DeVore of Carlise, Brian (Tena) DeVore of Norwalk; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (Rex) Peterson of Plano, Iowa, and Dorothy McIntire of Urbandale, Iowa; five sister-in-laws, Dorothy Ervin of Des Moines, Rosa Ervin of Des Moines, Cheryl (Ken) Weible of Des Moines, Carlene DeVore of Centerville, and Pat DeVore of Centerville; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Helen; his parents, Charley and Stella DeVore; four brothers, Robert DeVore, Ivan DeVore, Bernard DeVore and Maurice DeVore; and two sisters, Virginia Wilmot and Carrie Hall.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Kay Singley officiating. Burial will follow at the Jones Cemetery near Plano, Iowa. A visitation will take place from 9-10 AM on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville. Memorials have been established to the Seymour First Responders and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at

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  • Created by: Donald Bitner
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176333824
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dale L. DeVore (17 Jan 1927–13 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176333824, citing Jones Cemetery, Promise City, Wayne County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Donald Bitner (contributor 47187466) .