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Official Obituary of

Dawn Hetherington

September 8, 1948 ~ July 27, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Dawn Hetherington Obituary

Dawn Hetherington, of Zion Grove, passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023, at the age of 74, following a short stay at the  Glenbrook Rehab and Nursing Center in Berwick. Dawn was born on September 8, 1948, to her loving parents, Claude and Florence (Monks) Hetherington.

Dawn found solace and a deep connection to her faith at the Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church in Ringtown, where she was a devoted member.

Dawn's life centered around her passion for farming, working tirelessly on her family's farm. In addition to her love for the land, she had an extraordinary talent for flowers and was a gifted florist. She honed her skills while working at Gerri's Flower Shop in Shenandoah and later at Floral Array in Zion Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Florence Hetherington; siblings, Kenneth Hetherington, and Myrtle Hetherington and by her husband, Elson Sommers.

Dawn leaves behind a loving family, including her daughter Sherri, wife of Bob Dombrosky from Shenandoah; and her son, to whom she was a devoted caregiver to, Jonathan from Ashland.  She is also survived by her stepdaughter Cindy, wife of George Huss from Ringtown; and stepson Greg Sommers, and his wife Sue of Indiana.

She is also survived by her loving companion, Richard Wagner of Shenandoah

Her memory will forever be cherished by her grandchildren, including Aaron Dombrosky and his wife Brittany, Joshua Dombrosky, Ahna Huss and her fiancée Ryan McDonald, Luke Sommers, and Tessa Sommers. She also leaves behind a great grandson, Rowan McDonald.

Dawn is survived by her brother Lawrence (Wes) Hetherington and sister Claudia Dutrow, along with many nieces and nephews who held a special place in her heart.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects during the viewing, which will be held from 9:30 am until 11 AM on Wednesday, August 2nd at the Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church on West Main Street in Ringtown. A funeral service to honor Dawn's life will take place at 11 AM at the church. Following the service, Dawn will be laid to rest at the Methodist Cemetery in Ringtown.

The Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, Ringtown, is honored to assist Dawn's family during their time of need.  You may leave an online condolence at www.ringtownfuneral.com


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August 2, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church (West Main Street, Ringtown)

Funeral Service
August 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church (West Main Street, Ringtown)


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