Dorothy Mildred Keller Yarick
Dorothy Mildred Keller Yarick, age 90 of Hume, Mo. passed away at Fort Scott Mercy Hospital on Monday, April 1, 2013. Dorothy was born Jan. 11, 1923 to Bessie Orlena and William Meredith Keller in Linn County, Kan.
Dorothy attended Brush College and Mt. Leonard rural elementary schools and was a 1941 Hume High graduate. She played coronet in the high school band.
She was baptized at a country church east of Hume and was a member of the Hume Christian Church. She married her childhood sweetheart, August Junior "Gus" Yarick of Hume in 1944. Her life's work was being a farmer and mother preferring field work and chore time over house work or stitchery. She loved remembering growing up as "daddy's boy" working at her father's side on their farm near Hume.
Dorothy was an avid fan of her children and grandchildren attending as many games, concerts and activities as possible. She was a member of the Neighborly Nans Extension Club, Stotesbury Grange, Hume PTO, Hume Alumni Association Planning Committee. She was a 4-H Club and Project Leader and attended the Washington DC Leadership tour.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, husband August Junior "Gus" Yarick in 2005; siblings Esther Bogan and Clara Pearl Wilson; great-grandsons Joseph and Nathan Armentrout; daughter-in-law Barbara Yarick and son-in-law Kevin Upp. Survivors include four children, Meredith and wife Pam Yarick, Marsha and husband Mike Casey and Mariott and wife Sherry Yarick all of Hume, Mo. and Merna Upp of Merriam, Kan.; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson; and a large number of beloved nieces and nephews.
Cremation memorial services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Hume Christian Church in Hume, Mo. with Ed Sneed officiating. Visitation to follow services. Private family inurnment in Littell Cemetery, Pleasanton, Kan. Contributions to Pioneer Bible Translators (Yancey and Sheila Yarick--Missionaries in Tanzania) c/o Rt. 1, Box 78, Hume, MO 64752 or Littell Cemetery Fund, 7535 White Rd., Pleasanton, KS 66075. Services are under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler.