Obituary for Dorothy I. Oliphant

Dorothy I. Oliphant, 66, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Dorothy Ilene was born on April 9, 1951, in Winner, South Dakota, the daughter of Silas Edward and Letha Celia (Reinke) Kimm. Dorothy was the sixth child in a family of seven; four boys and three girls. The family traveled where ever Silas’ job took them until moving to Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended Yankee Hill School while in Lincoln. In 1965, the family moved to Iowa, and Dorothy attended Adair-Casey High School. Following high school, she enrolled in beauty school in Lincoln, and a short time later made the decision to get married and start a family. She married her children’s father on July 11, 1971, and on November 2, 1973, they were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. On October 31, 1974, and June 25, 1977, they were again blessed with handsome baby boys. In the coming years the couple divorced, and on February 13, 1983, she was united in marriage to John Oliphant in Topeka, Kansas. The couple celebrated 35 years of marriage just days prior to Dorothy’s passing.

Dorothy felt the Lord had blessed her with a wonderful husband, children, and grandchildren. Her family and Christian friends made her beam with happiness and she cherished every moment she had with them. Her family and her faith were always top priority; taking every opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren. Every day she thanked the Lord in her prayers for all the joys in her life. She was a member of New Life Church in Atlantic, where she volunteered her time with other members to help the Atlantic Food Pantry. Dorothy was also giving of her time to the Senior Center. She looked forward to getting together with friends for a game of cards; her favorite being Pitch.

Dorothy is survived by her husband John Oliphant of Atlantic; her children, Letha (Aaron) Brown of Holten, KS, Harold “Hal” (Rachel) Buskirk of Fremont, NE, and Loren Buskirk of Iowa; grandchildren, Chelsea Lewis, Tyler Brown, Tanner Brown, James, Tucker and Emily Buskirk, and Mikal, Beau and Clay Buskirk; great-grandchildren, Maliah and Mazaiah Rodriguez and Mason Lewis; sister, Anna Wilson of Harlan; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sister, Clarence Kimm, Edward Kimm, David Kimm, Johnny Kimm and Elizabeth Schultz; and nephew, Moses Chesmore.

Visitation with the family will be from Friday, February 23rd from 1:00 P.M. until time of the service at the New Life Church in Atlantic.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. at the New Life Church in Atlantic, with Pastor Ben Winford officiating. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Dorothy’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Dorothy I. Oliphant

April 9, 1951 ~ Winner, South Dakota

February 19, 2018 ~ Omaha, Nebraska
At the age of 66 years, 10 months and 10 days

2:00 P.M., Friday, February 23, 2018
New Life Church ~ Atlantic, Iowa

Pastor Ben Winford ~ Atlantic, Iowa

“In The Garden”
“Just As I Am”
“Amazing Grace”
“I’ll Fly Away”

Hal Buskirk
Aaron Brown
James Buskirk
Tyler Brown
Tanner Brown
Tucker Buskirk

Loren Buskirk
Donald Wilson
Mikal Buskirk
Brian Stuetelberg
Wes Chesmore
The late Moses Chesmore

Letha Brown
Rachel Buskirk

Atlantic Cemetery ~ Atlantic, Iowa

Dorothy’s family thanks you for your care and support.
Please join them following the committal service for
lunch in the church fellowship hall.

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