Dorothy M. Oney, age 95, of Isanti died May 30, 2019 at The GracePointe Crossing Gables in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 4th at First Baptist Church in St. Francis. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Obituary for Dorothy M. Oney
(September 29, 1923-May 30, 2019)
Just a few minutes before noon on May 30th, Dorothy Mae Oney went to be with her Lord and Savior at the age of 95 years. Dorothy came to trust Christ during her childhood years. She could quote her favorite Scripture passage, the 23rd Psalm, from memory even in her final days. She loved her family almost as much as she loved her Lord.
Dorothy White was born in Huff, Kentucky, September 29, 1923, the eldest of four children to Thomas Gilbert White and Ella (Johnson) White. She graduated from Sunfish High School in 1945. She “chanced” to meet a young soldier named Delmar Oney while with some friends at the Tic-Toc Café in Bowling Green—they married February 8, 1947.
She had married a farmer from Wisconsin, and the strength of their commitment to each other helped her adjust to a life of snow, cows, crops and hard work. They farmed near Clear Lake first, then purchased a farm in Barron County, Wisconsin, where they raised their two children, Dan and Sandy. Dorothy loved to garden, and keep house. She was active in their church, First Baptist Church of Hillsdale. She also pitched in to help her husband when needed. In 1978 they sold the farm and moved to Rice Lake, Wisconsin.In 1995 they moved to rural Isanti, Minnesota, to be closer to their daughter Sandy and her family. There they joined First Baptist Church of St. Francis. She devoted herself immediately to helping, providing day care for her daughter while she taught school, and busying herself with making her new home—home.
Following the death of her husband, Delmar, in 2016, Dorothy moved in with her daughter and her husband, Sandy and Don Gibson, and as her advancing age continued to take its toll on her strength, she required more and more assistance. Finally, in January of this year it became necessary to transfer her into a care facility, GracePointe Crossings in Cambridge, MN, where she resided until her passing.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ella White, brother Kenneth, husband Delmar, granddaughter Rachel and grandson Jonathan. She is survived by two brothers, Coleman (Oma) White and Seward (MaphaJean) White, her children, Dan (Lee) Oney and Sandy (Don) Gibson, seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and by many other relatives and friends.