Dorothy Marie Kos Fountain
Dorothy Marie Fountain, 95, of Little Rock, died March 7, 2005. She was born in Washington County Iowa on April 23, 1909 to the late Edward and Mary Eichler Kos. She graduated from Washington, Iowa High School and taught Kindergarten through 8th grade in a one-room country schoolhouse for four years before marrying Robert Fountain, a farmer, in 1934 and moving to Iowa City, Iowa. She used her talents of gardening and cooking, growing up on a farm, to become a successful farmer's wife. They had one child, Judith. Dorothy was known for her beautiful tatted handwork. She moved to Little Rock in 1997 to live with her daughter and son-in-law. She joined Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church February 9, 1999 and was an active participant in the church's Helping Hands Respite day care program and soon made many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Judith Fountain Zachritz and husband Roger of Little Rock; granddaughter, Jane Zachritz of Houston, TX; grandson, Steven Zachritz and wife Meredith of Little Rock; and a great granddaughter, Madeline.
Mrs. Fountain's body will lie in state from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at Ruebel Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held in Iowa City, Iowa.
A memorial service will be held at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church at a later date, to be announced.
Memorials may be made to PHUMC's Helping Hands Program.
Local Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.