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Dr Dorothy Elizabeth Diemer Hendry
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1918
Excelsior Springs
Clay County
Missouri, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 2006
Huntsville
Madison County
Alabama, USA

Biography. Dorothy Diemer Hendry was born in Excelsior Springs, MO, April 11, 1918. Her father, George W. Diemer, was a prominent educator in the state of Missouri (president of Central MO State College) and her mother was an active church worker and homemaker. Dorothy's siblings were George (1920-1944, a Marine fighter pilot killed in WWII) and John (1920-1964, an educator, school principal) and her sister, Emma Lou (1927-, a composer and musician). Dorothy was valedictorian of her class at CMSC and received a master's in education from Columbia University. During the war years she was a flight attendant for TWA and Chief Hostess for MidContinent Airlines. She married Col. Wickliffe B. Hendry (1918-2007) in 1944, and they had four children: Betty Augsburger, Terri Sims, Alan Hendry, Bonny Gierhart (a baby son, Byron, died at 8 months). Dorothy taught in the Kansas City area and in Huntsville, AL where she was chair of the English department at Huntsville High and extremely active in the education field in the South. She was cited in the Alabama Legislature in 2002 for her contributions to education. She wrote many poems, plays, scripts, another novel, and song lyrics, and was a rose consultant. Looking For Jencey is the biography of her maternal grandmother who lived with the Diemers from 1927 until her death in 1958.
 
 
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 Parents:
  George Willis Diemer (1885 - 1956)
  Susie Myrtle Diemer (1889 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Wickliffe Byron Hendry (1918 - 2007)
 
 Children:
  Wickliffe Byron Hendry (1947 - 1948)*
 
 Siblings:
  Dorothy Elizabeth Diemer Hendry (1918 - 2006)
  George Willis Diemer (1920 - 1944)*
  John Irving Diemer (1952 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Hill Cemetery
Warrensburg
Johnson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: W. Estrada
Record added: Dec 17, 2012
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Dr Dorothy Elizabeth <i>Diemer</i> Hendry
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Dr Dorothy Elizabeth <i>Diemer</i> Hendry
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Dr Dorothy Elizabeth <i>Diemer</i> Hendry
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