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Dorothy Sarber

September 25, 1936 — December 10, 2018

Dorothy Hedrick Sarber

September 25, 1936 – December 10, 2018 (Age 82)

Dorothy Hedrick Sarber passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born on September 25, 1936 in Lewisburg, WV to the late Curtis and Alma (Irons) Hedrick. She was a graduate of Lewisburg High School and McMillan School of Nursing in Charleston, WV.

A natural leader, she was the first woman Moderator of the First Baptist Church of Freehold, NJ and an Elder at Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst, NC.  She was President of the Garden Club in Pinehurst, though she always swore she had a brown thumb. An RN, Dorothy loved nursing, especially surgery and obstetrics. She was a tireless volunteer, loved skiing, golf, bowling and travel. But the most important thing to her was family.

Dorothy was the loving wife of Robert Sarber and devoted mother of: Susan Emerson (Dan) Ansel of Cincinnati, OH and Robert (Hana Tekaste) Sarber, Jr. of Ligonier, PA; grandmother to Ryan; sister to Betty Hedrick (Bill) Jacobson of Herndon, VA and William C. (Linda) Hedrick of Virginia Beach, VA; aunt to Bill, Susan, Valerie, Ellen, Curtis Jacobson and Chris Hedrick. She is also survived by her step-grandchildren Aaron (Mai), Ben (Dianna) and Emilie Ansel and numerous beloved great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. It was quite common for her children’s friends to call her mom and she considered them all “her kids.”

It is said that people will forget what you did, people will forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Dorothy made everyone who knew her feel special, because that is truly what they were to her.

Family, friends and others whose lives were touched by Dorothy are invited to celebrate her life at one of two memorials:

Visitation at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10 – 11:30 am
884 Jefferson St. North
Lewisburg, WV 24901

Graveside Service at New Lebanon Cemetery
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 12:30 pm
Rt. 219, Pickaway, WV

Followed by Memorial Service
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Old Stone Presbyterian Church
644 Church St., Lewisburg, WV 24901


Memorial Service in Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:00 am
Chapel on the Green
Maple Knoll Village
11100 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 24246

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the following charities on behalf of Dorothy Hedrick Sarber:

Alzheimer’s Association

Maple Knoll Future Care Fund
Contact Michelle Zeis, Donor and Corporate Relations Specialist

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