Dorothea Kiker

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Dorothea Kiker, 94, of Winnie, formerly of Hamshire, died on March 29, 2012, at the Arboretum of Winnie. A native of Homer, Louisiana, and born on November 1, 1917, she had lived in the Hamshire and Winnie areas since 1937. Dorothea was a seventy- five year member of First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell, where she served faithfully in many different capacities and groups. Dorothea was a nurse with the Winnie Community Hospital and retired after working for twenty-three years. She tirelessly shared her nursing skills with anyone in the community that needed her. She is survived by her sons, Dale Kiker and his wife, Paula and Ben Kiker and his wife, Connie, all of Winnie; daughters, Sandra Sherman and her husband, Jes of China and Sue Carter and her husband, Doyle of Shelbyville; sister, Christine Vandiver of Madison, Tennessee; grandchildren, Debbie Thornton and her husband, Jerry, Shelle Samaha and her husband, Jimmy, Matt Carter, Jay Carter, Ben Kiker, Jr. and his partner, Rick Claeys, Pajé Kiker and her fiancé, Kevin Sonnier, Jordan Kiker, Kelsea Broomas and her husband, Jason, Cullen Kiker, and Cole Kiker and his wife, Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Austin Samaha, Wyatt Samaha, Tanner Racca, and Madison Racca; and a host of family and friends. Dorothea was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Gladys Earp; and husband, John Pickens Kiker. Her family would like to give a special thanks to the Arboretum staff for their loving, compassionate care, especially those on D hall. Dorothea's funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning, March 31, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell, 1708 State Hwy 124, with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery, under the direction of Broussard's, 134 W. Buccaneer Drive, in Winnie. A gathering of her family and friends will be Friday, March 30, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Broussard's. Pallbearers will be all of her ten grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Winnie-Stowell, P. O. Box 1570, Winnie, Texas 77665. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 30, 2012
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