Heaven welcomed our beloved mother Dorothy Heberer on May 22, 2013. She was there with her husband Phil; who has been waiting 34 years to be with her again. Dorothy passed away at her home in Kewanee with family by her side.
It was her wishes to be cremated. Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 31, 2013. in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee, Il. Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Kewanee will officiate. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed in Dorothy’s name to Make-a-Wish Foundation, or the Kewanee Park District. The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy was born February 12, 1927 in Kewanee the daughter of Jess and Caroline Smith. She graduated from Kewanee High School. Dorothy married the loved of her life, Philip E. Heberer on October 10, 1948. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded by her parents, seven sisters, four brothers, one son Ernest, and one grandson
Surviving Carol (Tom) Bryan of Kewanee, Lyle (Mary) Ince of Kewanee, Kathleen (Bob) Gardner of Cambridge, Phyllis (Ned) Stuckey of Kewanee, Mary (Phil) Good of Kewanee, James (Sue) Heberer of Kewanee, John Heberer of Kewanee, Robert (Lynn) Heberer of Kewanee, William Heberer of Moline, Ill, Barbara (Jim) Boss of Kewanee and Christine (Larry) Velander of Mount Holley, N.C., 28 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Dorothy held many titles in her life—daughter, sister, aunt, devoted wife, loving mother, good neighbor and a friend to many.
Dorothy valued and cherished her family and friends. They could count on her to listen but not judge. She loved good food and good company. She truly visited with everyone; she knew no strangers. Her favorite pastime in later years was going to the riverboat. Thanks to her family and friends she was able to do this. Thanks Marilyn, Aussie, Ron and Carol and all the other friends.