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Dorothea Derry

December 14, 1929 ~ April 15, 2020 (age 90)


Dorothea Derry, 90, of Carthage, passed away at 12:15 P.M. Wednesday afternoon, April 15, 2020, at the Heritage House in Carthage. 

Dorothea was born December 14, 1929, in Carthage, Illinois, the daughter of Harry and Silvia (Dobbs) David. On March 26, 1949 she was united in marriage to Robert H. “Choc” Derry at the First Baptist Church in Carthage. He preceded her in death November 17, 2011. Dorothea was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Carthage. 

She worked at Carthage Sale Barn for 30 plus years and farmed with her husband Robert.  Dorothea was also known as; “The best pie maker in Hancock County.” She enjoyed making all types of pies for the local community.

Dorothea is survived by her son, David Derry (Shelly) of Avon, Indiana; Granddaughter, Megan  Smith (Brandon) of Avon, Indiana; Great Grandchildren, McKenzie and Carter Smith of Avon, Indiana; and her brother, Donald David of Carthage.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents; sister, Vera Gillenwater, brother, Harold David; and Grandson; Matthew Derry.

Private family services will be held at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with burial in Moss Ridge Cemetery.


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