Dorothy Sterrett
Dorothy Sterrett

ST. MARYS, Ohio — Dorothy Sterrett, 86, formerly of Van Wert, Ohio, died at 9:56 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.

She was born Feb. 8, 1933, in Lima, Ohio, to Ephraim and Lena (Baker) Beery.

On June 8, 1951, she married Robert D. Sterrett, who died Aug. 24, 2012.

Survivors include: a daughter, Victoria (Rusty) Grimm of St. Marys; a son, Timothy (Jennifer) Sterrett of Rockford, Ohio; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and a brother, Gene (Peg) Beery of Lima, Ohio.

She was peceded in death by her parents, Ephraim and Lena Beery; husband Robert Sterrett; daughter, Kathy Beining; sister, Helen Beery; sister, Gerry Hasting; sister, Francis Baker; brother, Fred Beery; sister, Susie Rahrig; sister, Velma Young; sister, Ginny Grigg.

She was a graduate of Lima South High School (Class of 1951).

A homemaker, she also worked as a clothing model for the Leader Store in downtown Lima for a number of years. She volunteered many, many hours at the Washington Elementary School, helping many children learn to read.

Her favorite pastimes included watching sports, especially the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State University football.

Rites are scheduled to begin at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at the Miller - Long & Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St. in St. Marys, with Pastor Tom Shobe officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the services on Saturday.

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