Dorothy Helen (Chambers) Herington, 98, of Milan, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan.
The daughter of James and Elma (Couch) Chambers, she was born October 8, 1922 in Purdin, Missouri. She attended Purdin Public Schools, Missouri State Teachers College, and taught 3rd Grade in Milan. On February 16, 1949 in Purdin she Married Wayne M. Herington and to this marriage a son, Marty. W. Herington was born.
Dorothy and Wayne were co-owners of Poole Hardware until 1991 but continued to work there. Dorothy was an active member of the Milan United Methodist Church, enjoyed her bridge club, playing golf and was a member of Chapter X P.E.O.. She loved to entertain and be with her family and friends.
Dorothy is survived by her son Marty and wife, Jeri Anne of Milan; grandchildren, Andy (Norma) Herington of Milan, Sarah Anne (Brandon) Wulff, and Becca (Justin Phillips) Herington, all of Columbia, Missouri; great grandchildren Aileen, Lucas, and Olivia Herington and Benjamin Wulff; a sister-in-law Eunice Chambers of Overland Park, Kansas; and several nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 70 years, Wayne; and her brother, Cliff Chambers.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Milan United Methodist Church with Rev. Josh Ritzheimer and Rev. Creighton Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Milan. Casket bearers are Andrew Herington, Brandon Wulff, Justin Phillips, Paul Crouse, Dan Wichern, and David Smith. Honorary bearers are James H. Ball, Raymond McNeal, David Richardson, Wayne Custer, Joyce Hayes, David Woodmausee, Chuck Chambers, and David Chambers. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, starting at 12:00 Noon at the church.
Friends may call to pay their respects from 11:00- AM Friday until service time at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan.
The family has suggested donations to the Milan United Methodist Church in Dorothy’s memory.