Dorothy Iuchs obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Dorothy L. Iuchs

Dorothy Louise Iuchs, 91, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021, at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing in Crystal City.

Born November 8, 1929, in Sedalia, she was one of two daughters of Lloyd and Camilla (Dillow) Kirkpatrick.

On May 11, 1952, in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Charles Gerald “Jerry” Iuchs. This union of 67 years was blessed with four children. Jerry preceded her in death on September 9, 2019.

After high school, Dorothy attended Sedalia Business College. She worked for a time at a savings and loan in downtown Sedalia. Then she devoted her life to being a wife and mother, and helping run the family business, Sedalia Steel and Wire.

Dorothy was an active member of First United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Among many other things, she delivered flowers to the homebound and helped with funeral dinners.

She was active in the community, serving on the Red Cross board and delivering Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Helen G. Steele Music Club, Pettis County Extension Club, and Eastern Star. She volunteered at the Scott Joplin Music Festival and helped sign up children for Red Cross swimming lessons. When her kids were young, she was a leader and teacher with the Striped College 4-H Club.

Her hobbies included embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, and reading. She loved to square dance.

Surviving are three children: Jeri Lou Doak (Skip), of St. James, Nancy Hodge (Rick), of St. Louis, and Rodney Iuchs (Karen), of Sedalia; eight grandchildren, Sara, Amy, Garrick, Kelly, Kathryn, Timothy, Christopher and Jeremy; eleven great-grandchildren; her sister, Shirley Smith (Ray), of Alcoa, TN; three nieces and one nephew.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Kirk Iuchs on March 12, 1968.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Heckart Funeral Home. The service will be livestreamed on Heckart Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Heckart Funeral Home. Masks will be required at the visitation and service.

Casket bearers will be Garrick Hodge, Timothy Iuchs, Christopher Iuchs, Jeremy Iuchs, Aaron Beatty, Trey Thompson and Andrew Gatschet.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), in honor of Jackson Hodge, great-grandson.


6 Responses

  1. Dear Jeri and family,
    I enjoyed getting to know your mom and being her “friend” . She was a sweetie and I enjoyed the time I spent with her. Condolences to you and the family. Sincerely,
    Cindy Hansen, Caregiver/Companion

  2. So sorry for your loss. She was such a joy to be around and I loved to hear her laugh. So many memories and I am so glad to have spent so much time with you all growing up. Prayers for you all.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you: Jeri Lou, Nancy and Rodney. Sorry we can’t be with you next week as we are in Florida now, but please know that we will be thinking of you and your families next week. Your mom was a special lady, always friendly smiling and full of fun! We thought a lot of your mom and dad! Very special people in our lives!

  4. Dear Nancy and family,
    The entire Rhoads family is so sorry to hear of your loss. My father, Russell Rhoads, has very fond memories of your parents and will often reminisce about them. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Nancy Rhoads Porter
    Russell & Wilma Rhoads

  5. Dear Rodney and family,
    Your mom (and dad) were such wonderful people! I enjoyed seeing them every year and was so touched by their generosity when they hosted the Dale reunion at the lake cabins. (Also impressed by so many of you chipping in to help out!). They are greatly missed but am comforted by knowing we’ll see her (and your dad) in heaven.
    Kathryn Spragg (Bob Dale’s granddaughter)

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