Sarah Elizabeth Dotson

Sarah Elizabeth Dotson, 44, of Wapello passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 22, 2021 at Calvary Church in Muscatine. Masks are a recommendation for all those in attendance.  For those unable to attend, the Celebration of Life will be live streamed. A link will be provided on the funeral home website under Sarah’s obituary later this weekend.   Burial will be in Wapello Cemetery at a later date.  A memorial has been established in Sarah’s name in order to set up an education fund for her children.   Online condolences may be left for the family at  Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Columbus Junction is caring for Sarah’s arrangements and her family.


Sarah Elizabeth Dotson was born on January 17, 1977 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of John Dotson and Debbie (Yohe) Jones.  Sarah was a 1995 graduate of Wapello High School.  Sarah had worked as a para educator; when her children were little, she provided in home day care to many families and most recently had worked as a Pharmacy Clerk at Hy-Vee MainStreet in Muscatine.   She enjoyed collecting vehicles, fishing, all kinds of animals and spending time with her family.  Sarah’s greatest love in life was spending time and caring for her boys.


Sarah will be deeply missed by her sons, Coy Peters, age 16 and Crew Peters age 14; her parents, Debbie and Tim Jones and John and Barb Dotson, all of Columbus Junction; grandfather, Jack Dotson of Wapello; siblings, Staci (Dave) Orr of Muscatine, Max (Kelly) Dotson of Richland, Iowa, Andrew (Mary) Jones of Washington and Emily Jones of Iowa City; step-siblings, Joshua (Christi) Sands of Columbus Junction, Jake (Katie) Sands of Washington and Anna (Tony) Carpenter of Wilton; nieces and nephews, Mallory, Carson and Camryn Orr, Landon and Kaylee Jones and Leila Dotson; seven step-nieces and nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins and Derek Peters the boy’s father and Brian Maurer, special friend.


Sarah was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jeanette Dotson, Robert and Ruth Yohe, Charles and Margery Jones, Bill and Celia Podaril and one brother, John Scott Dotson.