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HASTINGS, Neb.- Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Lake Cemetery in Lamar, Mo. for Dorothy Ruth Heydenberk, 100, Hastings, who died June 28, 2013. Her son, Jerry Heydenberk, will officiate.


Local arrangements are under the direction of Konantz Warden Funeral Home, Lamar, Mo.


Survivors include a son, Willis Jerion Heydenberk; three grandchildren, Dawn M. Jones, Andrew Jerion Heydenberk and Eve R. Groff; four great-grandchildren; a niece and nephew, four cousins and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis A. Heydenberk; a sister, Lois, and brothers James Paul and John G. Jr.


Mrs. Heydenberk was born July 3, 1912, in Walnut, Ill., to John Grover and Ruth Frances Deininger. She was a Christian, having been a member of four denominations, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist and Community Missionary. She received a Bachelor’s degree in art and education at the College of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. She had also studied at Southwest College in Springfield, Mo. and Kansas State Teacher’s College in Pittsburg, Kan. She lived in eight states and visited Nigeria. She was a lifelong teacher and advocate of children, the elderly and the underprivileged.


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