Dorothy Mae Boyer Kerberick, 92, of St. Vincent's Home, formerly of West Point, Ill., died at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2012) in Blessing Hospital. Born Jan. 3, 1920, in Horton, Kan., Dorothy was a daughter of Edd and Bessie Lincoln Boyer. She married Herman John Kerberick on Dec. 29, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. He died in February 1998. Dorothy was a 1938 graduate of Quincy High School and attended Gem City Business College. She was a member of the Quincy Writer's Guild and loved writing poetry, having published a series of four books, "Poetically Yours." Dorothy devoted her life to raising her family but still found time to volunteer at the Illinois Veterans Home. Survivors include four daughters, Sally McBee of Mountain Home, Ark., Helen Griesbaum (Harold) of Maywood, Mo., Diane King (Don) and Ruth Thevil (Joe), both of Quincy; five sons, Roger Kerberick of Quincy, Robert Kerberick (Dina) of Glen Carbon, Kevin Allan Kerberick of Mountain Home, Brian Kerberick of Knob Noster, Mo., and Christopher Kerberick of West Point; 10 grandchildren, Pam Lowe (R.C.), Eric Buczynski, Nicholas Kerberick, Ross Kerberick, David McBee (Kelly), Sara McBee, Rick Griesbaum, Bryce King (Dixie), Breann Thevil and Luke Kerberick; six great-grandchildren, Mara Kate Lowe, Kylie King, Hudson King, Tara Lynn King, Austin McBee and Bethany McBee; two brothers, Ralph Boyer (Mary) and Gerald Boyer, both of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kerberick was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Joseph Kerberick; two brothers, Sonny Boyer and Donald Boyer; and a sister, Frances Huffines. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. George Tomko conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: Monday from 9 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. MEMORIALS:
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013