Dorothy Mae Herrick

10/18/1936 – 03/13/2019

Obituary for Dorothy Mae Herrick

Dorothy Mae Herrick, 82, of Sedalia passed away Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia. She was born on October 18, 1936 in Sedalia the daughter of William M. and Mary Gladys (Rhodes) Dey, who preceded her in death.

On June 22, 1956 in Sedalia, MO. she was united in marriage to Harvey C. Herrick, who preceded her in death on October 2, 1981.

Dorothy was a 1954 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. She furthered her education at Central Missouri State University where she attained her Masters Degree in Education. Dorothy taught elementary school in Sedalia and Dresden. Dorothy enjoyed reading and going dancing. She was a life long resident of Sedalia and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Dickman (Doug) of St. Petersburg, FL; a son Tim Herrick (Kathy) of Sedalia; twelve grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson; and a brother, Bill Dey of Sedalia.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Ann Bain.

A private family burial will be held at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

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Your mom was so kind to my mom when she needed a friend after my dad passed away . She was a very special women. Very classy.
– Gary Dey
Wonderful gal,,great memories for many years. Thanks for sharing her.Janet
– Janet Proctor
Ginger and Tim so sorry for your loss. I first met your mother when I had her for a substitute teacher in 4th grade at Mark Twain. I was fortunate to have her for my homeroom teacher in 7th grade. We remained good friends over all the years that have since passed. She was my favorite teacher and she will be missed by many of her old students.
– Chuck Leftwich
Ginger, thinking of you and your family.
– Gina & Tim Doogs
Ginger, Tim, Bill and the rest of your family. So sorry for your loss. Remember all the fun times.
– Elda Bryson
Dorothy was a wonderful person and a great teacher. I enjoyed seeing her everyday when she worked at Dresden School. She touched so many lives. I also had the privilege of teaching her grandchildren…they were beautiful kids. She will be greatly missed by all.
– Cathey Schrader
My heart is broken yet I can’t help but feel a little smile inside as I know Dorothy you are dancing with Harvey again. You were ny mothers best friend and a second mother to me. I wonder what my life would have been like without your positive influence. Praying for Ginger, Tim, and families. Dorothy I loved you and Always will.
– Benjamin Labus
Dear Ginger,Tim, Bill and all the family, My memories of Dorothy are wonderful, funny and so good that there is no way that I will ever forget her. I talked to her at Sylvia G several times but she had no idea who I was but it was okay. At that time, she was still up and about. And I’m so glad that she is in a better place having a Charter and water or maybe a Margarita with the girls and, of course, Harvey. Who knows? Maybe they’re reminiscing about the Homestead! My guess is that they are. My sincere condolences to all, fondly, Pam G
– Pam McGrath
My condolences to all of her family, She was one of my favorite teachers at Mark Twain Elementary, Bless her always
– Robin Irwin
So sorry Tim and ginger and Bill dey
– Mark Stockstill

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