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A. Delores Heimsoth

12/25/1937 - 09/20/2023


Obituary For A. Delores Heimsoth

A. Delores Heimsoth, 85, of Sedalia, MO, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at E.W. Thompson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sedalia. She was born on December 25, 1937, in Huron, Polk County, MO, the daughter of Ernest Wilson Barker and Zelma Jewel Barker, who preceded her in death.

Delores was the oldest of 4 sisters. She attended school in Bolivar, MO, and made many trips to California as a child while her parents worked in the fruit harvest. She married Neil Heimsoth in 1963 and was blessed with two sons. The family lived in Rogersville, Rolla, and finally, Sedalia. Delores completed high school in Bolivar, MO, and later in life, attended State Fair Community College.

She was baptized as a child into the Baptist church. Delores was baptized and confirmed on May 4, 1967, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Springfield, MO. Later in life, Delores joined Our Savior Lutheran Church and later worshiped the Lord at Broadway Presbyterian and First Christian Church in Sedalia, which became her church home with many friends.

Delores worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Springfield, MO, early in her career. Later, she worked for State Fair Community College in Sedalia, rising to Secretary to the President. She also worked for the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Katy Depot.

Delores loved to travel. She traveled to Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia with her second husband, Kenneth Lumpe. She cherished her trips to New Orleans to see her son, Greg, and his husband, Angel. Her good friends Mary Lee McGuire, Nedra Zimmershied, and Sandy Larsen often accompanied her to New Orleans and had many wild adventures. She would spend long hours in telephone conversations with her friends, loved tea parties, playing cards, and especially winning at dominos.

Delores had many close friends, all thought of at this time, including Betty Goldsmith, whom she considered a sister, having been friends since 1974, and Theresa Walker, a cherished friend who introduced Delores to much of her family's history through genealogy research.

She leaves two sons, Christopher Heimsoth of Jefferson City and Gregory Heimsoth, a son-in-law, Angel Soto of New Orleans; two grandchildren, Cole Heimsoth and Hope (Jacob) Vogt. She is also survived by one sister, Phyllis Wilkinson of Springfield, MO, and one brother-in-law, Bob Andrews of Bolivar, MO, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents, Delores was preceded in death by two sisters, Rita Renee Meadows and Hazel Andrews.

Delores' two sons follow her wishes to be cremated with no services held.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Hospice, or the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel.

The following is printed at Delores's request.
"Do not stand at my grave and weep...
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake in morning's hush, I am the swift up flinging rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft star shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry...
I am not there. I did not die."

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  • 09/24/2023

    Our deepest sympathy to Delores family.

  • 09/23/2023

    My daughter and I shared Christmas with her in New Orleans and we will never forget the magic moments, hearing her stories, her bright presence and smile. God bless her and the Family.

  • 09/22/2023

    Chris, and family, our prayers and condolences to you and our family for your loss. Moms are special people for sure. May you find comfort and peace. God bless.

  • 09/21/2023

    Delores was fortunate to have loving sons who showered her with attention and care. It was a pleasure to work with such a capable and professional woman. She served in several roles at SFCC including Secretary to the Area Vocational School Director and capped off her career as Administrative Assistant to the College President. We could depend on Delores to do the right thing and do it exceptionally well. She was a blessing to everyone who worked with her at SFCC. We send our sympathy to the family! Shirley Evans

  • 09/21/2023

    Such a lovely lady. My husband, Dr.Don Proctor, and myself thought highly of her. My sympathy goes out to the families.

  • 09/20/2023

    Chris and Greg, I have fond memories of your mom. She was a good friend to our family of 4 (mom & 3 daughters) in the mid '70's whole attending St. Paul's School in Sedalia. I hated that we lost contact with her over the years especially after our mom passed in '93. Please know that my heart goes out to you both and that you are in my prayers.

  • 09/20/2023

    Sincere sympathy to the family. I so enjoyed my days at State Fair Community College working with Delores and later in fellowship with her at First Christian Church. She was a very talented lady and so much fun. She leaves behind special memories for her children and her many friends.

  • 09/20/2023

    Chris and Greg, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Knowing her back in out Maplewood days, she had such a sweet soul and a loving way about her. I shall cherish those memories of her kindness. Praying for you both. You have been in my thoughts often over the years. God Bless. Paula Lane( Wilkins)

  • 09/20/2023

    I will never forget all the memories we shared and the way she could light up a room.

  • 09/20/2023

    Chris, Greg, Angel and family: I worked with Delores at SFCC for many years and always enjoyed spending time with her. Remembering the good times!

  • 09/20/2023

    I will treasure the fun I had playing games with her, family and friends.

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