Doris M. Hedrick, 93, of Knoxville, passed away November 8, 2023. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home, 202 E. Washington, Knoxville, Iowa. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at the Graceland Cemetery. A luncheon and time of fellowship will be held at the funeral home following the burial. Memorials may be made to the Good Hope Hospice of Davenport who had cared for her the last several weeks.
Doris Maxine was born June 9, 1930, to Sam and Fannie Staley. Doris and her sister Darlene were raised in the Knoxville area, Doris attended Knoxville High School graduating with the Class of 1949. She was married to Ralph Hedrick on October 2, 1949, and blessed with a son, Ron.
When first married Doris traveled with Ralph to several different military bases, where he was stationed and they ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 1956 they moved back to Knoxville and made their home on a farm west of town. Doris then worked at the Iowa State Savings Bank until she retired. In 1975 they moved to her home of 47 years at 214 W. Robinson. After retiring Doris and Ralph were able to travel to Europe, Alaska, and several trips out west to visit relatives. She made many friends and acquaintances while working. Doris moved to Wilton, Iowa 5 months ago, to an assisted living apartment where she could be close to her son.
She loved to bake cookies and shared them with many. Doris was a private individual, she was a long -time church member at the First Christian Church, then the Presbyterian Church. She loved feeding the squirrels, even feeding them cookies out of her hand. She took in a stray cat, KC who became a faithful companion in her last year.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents: Sam and Fannie Staley; sister, Darlene Gehring; and husband, Ralph Hedrick. She will be greatly missed by her son, Ron Hedrick; and nieces, nephews, relatives, and her many friends in the Knoxville Community.