Dolores McNeill of Bagley


Dolores McNeill, 89, of Bagley passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 19 from 3-7 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Richland Township Cemetery near Bagley.

Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at

Dolores Maxine McNeill was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Bagley, Iowa, to Fred and Lucille (Griffin) Deardorff.

She attended country school and then the Bagley Community School.

Dolores was united in marriage to Charles L. McNeill in Jefferson Dec. 11, 1947.

She worked with her husband at Charles L. McNeill Shelling and Trucking for 55 years, working dispatch, keeping books, hauling livestock and grain and cooking meals.

Dolores attended the Cooper United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed piecing quilts, loved going to her grandkid’s activities, feeding birds and working in her flower garden.

In death she rejoins her husband, Charles; parents, Fred and Lucille; son, Donald McNeill; a sister, Sandy Hamlin; and a brother, Orville Deardorff.

Left to cherish Dolores’ memory are her children, Ronald (Marcia) McNeill of Bagley and  Cheryl (Keith) Killmer of Perry; grandchildren, Troy (Nan) McNeill, Dawne (Randy) Meyer, Rhonda McNeill, Rochelle (Tony) Meister, Kelli Killmer, Kerri (Jason) Thomas and Kevin (Holly) Killmer; great-grandchildren, Amber (Tyler McWilliams) McNeill and Hunter (Chloe) McNeill, Austin and Dalton Meyer, Hannah and Avery Meister, Kade, Macy and Kain Killmer and Hayden and Will Thomas; and siblings, Charlotte Stanley of Elgin, Ill., and Judy (George) Knapp of Panora.


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