Dorothy Ruth Taggart passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday December 14, 2016. Graveside services will take place at Pine Hill Cemetery, Saylor Township, at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 17, 2016. A lunch will be served by the AMVETS at 2818 5th Ave. Des Moines immediately following services.\nShe was born on June 17, 1929, in Ottumwa, Iowa. Dorothy loved the outdoors, traveling, and fishing with her husband, Gene. At home, she loved to sew. Dorothy dedicated much time to helping others. She was very social and active in her north side community. Dorothy worked at the voting polls for many years. \nThe light of Dorothy's life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy is survived by her sisters, Cora Biggs, Mary Nelson, Naomi Seaton and Edith Rooker; daughters, Joan Powell and Janet (Gary) Walters; grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) Shoning, Kristin Hyde, Kelly Walters, Kasey Walters, and Katie (Brad) Johnson and nine great-grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents James and Mable Lane; husband, Gene; sons, Buddy and John; brothers, John Lane and Kenneth Lane; sisters, Augusta Fletcher, Louise Johnson, and Helen Granneman.