Dorothy Alma Scheidt, 93, of California, Missouri, passed away on November 13, 2019, at her residence.
She was born November 14, 1925, in California, Missouri, the daughter of Peter and Alma (Fischer) Bestgen.
She married Anthony Louis “Tony” Scheidt on November 12, 1947, at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Dorothy was a 1943 graduate of California High School in California, Missouri. She worked as a bookkeeper at Co-Mo Electric and California Woolen Mill prior to her marriage to Tony. Following her marriage, Dorothy became a loving homemaker to her husband and children.
She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in California where she served on the cemetery committee. She also was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and volunteered for Meals On Wheels. Dorothy served on the Moniteau County Fair Board and was caretaker of the Art Hall during the fair. She enjoyed embroidery and working on cross-word puzzles.
Survivors include nine children, Mary Lou Scheidt, California; Rita Scheidt, Jefferson City; Michael (Karen) Scheidt, St. Louis; Carol Ann (Bill) Moore, Kansas City; Stephen (Sylvia) Scheidt, California; Alan (Cinda) Scheidt, California; James (Cindy) Scheidt, California; Andrew (Maureen) Scheidt, St. Louis; Judith Hurt, California; 19 grandchildren, Michael (Kris) Scheidt, Jr., Gregory (Suzanne) Scheidt, Douglas (Shawn) Scheidt, Benjamin (Jennipher) Moore, Joshua Moore, John (Angela) Scheidt, Teressa (Chris) Jacoby, Tana (Shannan) Sisco, Jeffrey (DeAndra) Scheidt, Trisha Scheidt (Chris Swearingen), Jack (Jill) Scheidt, Kristen (Seth) Everett, Lisa (James) Milligan, Clinton Scheidt (Patrick Connell), Leslie Scheidt, Chelsea Scheidt (fiancé TJ Parthemer), Madeline Scheidt, Amanda (Adam) Gorham, Anthony (Molly) Hurt; 29 great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Charles Bestgen, Tipton; Louis (Linda) Bestgen, California; Margaret Reynolds, California; and Loretta (Don) George, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Tony; one son, Richard Scheidt; five brothers, Edward, Harold, Fr. Jerome, Robert, and Frederick Bestgen; one sister, Mary Louise Bestgen; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Elizabeth Scheidt.
There will be a Rosary Service at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Annunciation Catholic Church followed by the Visitation from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church with the Rev. Anthony R. “Tony” Rinaldo officiating. Burial will be in Annunciation Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Annunciation Catholic Cemetery or to American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Moniteau County.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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