Dorothy Gertrude Iven

December 27, 1939 - June 17, 2013

Dorothy Gertrude Iven, age 73, of Freeburg, departed this life on Monday, June 17, 2013, at her residence. She was born December 27, 1939, at Freeburg, a daughter of William Ballsar Sr. and Catherine (Bock) Nilges. Mrs. Iven was united in marriage on September 12, 1989, at Jefferson City, to John Henry Iven. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. Mrs. Iven had been employed as a book binder for Von Hoffmann Press, Jefferson City, for 21 years retiring in 1990. Activities she enjoyed were quilting, spending time with her family, and especially being with her grandchildren. Those left to mourn the passing of Mrs. Iven include her husband: John H. Iven, of the home in Freeburg; four sons: Steve Iven, Linn; George Iven and wife Linda, Andy Iven and wife Michelle, all of Freeburg; and Randy Iven and wife Donnetta, Vienna; four daughters: Sheila Kliethermes and husband Bill, Westphalia; Wanda Reinkemeyer and husband Roger, Freeburg; Becky Libbert and husband Craig, Jefferson City; and Victoria Evans and husband Richard, Hope Mills, North Carolina; one brother: Bill Nilges and wife Nancy, Freeburg; three sisters: Barbara Nilges, Jefferson City; Georgia DeBroeck, Mansfield, Texas; and Mary Hoffman, Freeburg; two sisters-in-law: Esther Nilges and Rita Nilges, both of Jefferson City; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father on March 18, 1970; her mother on March 26, 1971; two brothers, Victor Nilges and Ben Nilges; and one brother-in-law, Tom DeBroeck. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mrs. Iven at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013, in the Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg, with the Rev. Phil Niekamp celebrating. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery, Freeburg, under the direction of the Vienna Chapel of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013, with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m., and 9-10 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2013, all in the Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. Spiritual offerings to be applied for Masses or memorial contributions to the Holy Family Church and School are suggested by the family of Mrs. Iven with envelopes available at the Church or the Vienna Office of the Birmingham-Martin Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be left at

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Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home
  • 406 S Main St Vienna, Mo 65582

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