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Dorothy L. Smith


Please note: the visitation and service times have been changed to what is listed below.

Dorothy L. Smith, formerly of Hughesville, Missouri, died on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at “The Quarry,” an enhanced assisted living facility in Vancouver, Washington.

She is survived by two sons, James W. Hendricks and John L. Hendricks; two daughters, Ladorna A. Snyder and Julie R. Pattison; a sister, Wilma Rhoads; seven grandchildren, Lindsay Kinzer, Cameron Caulfield, Kyle Pattison, Jeffrey Hendricks, Blake Hendricks, Parker Hendricks and Taylor Hendricks; one great-granddaughter, Ellery Kinzer; and her husband, Robert E. Smith, of the home.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilbur J. Hendricks; her parents; and a brother, J. Leo Schanz.

She was born in Marshall, Missouri, on November 1, 1931. She was one of three children born to Harold H. and Ruth E. (Davis) Schanz. She graduated from Hughesville High School in 1948 and from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg, Missouri, in June 1952, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Music.

On June 3, 1953, she was married to Wilbur J. Hendricks in Dufur, Oregon. Four children were born to this union: Ladorna A. Hendricks on February 8, 1954, James W. Hendricks on April 10, 1957, Julie R. Hendricks on November 19, 1961, and John L. Hendricks on October 17, 1966.

Dorothy lived with her parents on their farm in Hughesville, Missouri, until she graduated from college. At that time she accepted a teaching position in Dufur, Oregon and moved there in August of 1952, where she met Wilbur Hendricks. She and Wilbur were married in June of 1953. After the end of the 1953 school year, she stopped teaching in order to help her husband Wilbur in the operation of their wheat and cattle ranch. Their four children were born during the time they lived on the ranch and they continued to live there until 1982 when they sold the ranch and retired to Sunriver, Oregon. In 2002, they moved to Camas, Washington to be close to their children.

In 2004 her husband preceded her in death. On November 5, 2005, she married Robert E. Smith and they continued to live in Camas until her death.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, at First Baptist Church in Sedalia, with Rev. Robert Sisney officiating.

Burial will be in Mt. Herman Cemetery.

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