Dorothy Malcom, 82, of Wapello passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at her home with her family at her side. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022 at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Wapello. Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at the church. Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Wapello Alumni Scholarship in Dorothy’s name. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservices.com. Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello are caring for Dorothy’s arrangements and her family .
Dorothy Florence Connolly was born on May 25, 1940 at home in southeast, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Florence (Coppes) Connolly. Dorothy graduated from Wapello High School in 1958 and went on to graduate from Burlington Beauty Academy. On November 28, 1959, Dorothy was united in marriage to John Malcom at the Wapello United Methodist Church. Dorothy began her career as a cosmetologist at Richard’s Beauty Shop in Burlington and Mount Pleasant; before moving to Oakville where she purchased Town and Country Cosmetology. She later moved Town and Country Cosmetology to Wapello where she continued to work up until two weeks ago. Dorothy was a member and chairman of Iowa Cosmetology Educators, member of Hair America, Esthetics American Member, member of Iowa Hair Fashion Committee and member of Professional Hair Designers. She was inducted into Mary Grobman Henninges: Iowa Hall of Fame, she received the educator of the year award and the community leadership award. She was very involved with the Miss Louisa and Miss Iowa pageants, traveled to Italy with Hair Olympics and taught continuing education to cosmetologist all over Iowa. Dorothy enjoyed plays with Keck Players, yodeling and being with her family. Dorothy adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent countless hours attending their sporting events, late model and stock car races, watching wrestling matches and riding 4-wheelers. “Grandma Dorothy” was popular with the daycare kids and loved her honorary status.
Dorothy will be deeply missed by her husband, John; daughter, Brenda (Joe) Dopler of Wapello; grandchildren, Brodie (Sara) Dopler of Wapello, Kassia (Keith) Nollen of Mediapolis, Blaine (Jenna) Dopler of Wapello and Mika (Jordan) Westfall of Cedar Rapids; great-grandchildren, Kason, Max, Kendal, Kanon, Kaeler, Kane, London, Emery, Reagan and Ryker; siblings, Larry (Lila) Connolly of Wapello, Evelyn Bielser of Gladstone, Illinois, Colleen (Larry) Walker of Wapello, Daisey (Earl) Seitz of Gladstone, Illinois, Patricia (Carl) Smith of Macomb, Illinois, Karen (Glen) Zippe of Burlington, Sharon Jennings of Mount Union, Marsha (Doug Boyd) of Columbus Junction, Omar (Phyllis) Connolly of Wapello and Carmal (Tom) Allworth of Wapello and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; infant brother and one sister, Nancy Anderson.