Doris June (Reeves) Hettinger

Doris June (Reeves) Hettinger


Doris June (Reeves) Hettinger, 89, of Brashear, Missouri, passed away on January 20th, 2023. She was born on June 1, 1933 to Owen and Lillian Hotchkiss Reeves. On March 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to Billie Manford Hettinger and to this union ten children were born.

Doris is survived by her sons: Gary Lee Hettinger of Kirksville, Missouri, Darrell Hettinger (Joyce) of Kirksville, Missouri, Steven Hettinger (Peggy) of Kirksville, Missouri, Sidney Hettinger of Novelty, Missouri, Jeffrey Hettinger (Donna) of La Plata, Missouri, and Dennis Hettinger (Shannon) of Greenville, Florida. She is also survived by daughters, Brenda Lopesilvero of Orange City, Florida, and Constance Hettinger of Brashear, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Karla Hettinger of Brashear; twenty-two grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren also survive Doris. Doris is also survived by step-mother Mary Reeves; eight brothers: Harold H. Reeves, Charles A. "Pete" Reeves, Thomas A. Reeves, Gerald D. "Jerry" Reeves, W. Michael Shirley, David R. Reeves, W. Mark Reeves, W. Matthew Reeves; seven sisters: Mary C. Stansberry, Naomi R. Wagner, Bertha A. Spencer, Sally A. Robinson, Nancy S. Hunolt, Dolly J. Tonkinson, Sandra K. Muir, and many nieces and nephews.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, husband Billie, daughter Amy Lopesilvero, son Billie Joe Hettinger; son-in-law, Gil Lopesilvero and two great grandsons, Cory David Eiland and Samuel Joshua Hettinger. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Owen W. Reeves Jr., Danny Shirley, and Stanley Reeves, in infancy.

Doris Hettinger was a dedicated homemaker. Her hobbies included rug making, sewing, quilting, baking, and gardening. She was well known for her incredible cooking and loved to make her famous apple and banana nut bread each Christmas. Her life’s joy was raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren.

Doris was also a devout member of the Brashear Community Bible Church and was a lifelong follower of Christ. She could constantly be found reading the Bible or other books and loved to listen to the radio.

Doris was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She had a profound impact on all those who knew her, and she will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Hettinger, Joshua Hettinger, Leighton Western, Christopher Hettinger, Chase Hettinger, and Gabe Hettinger. Honorary pallbearers will be children and grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home with Pastor Luke Hettinger presiding. Interment will follow in the Brashear Cemetery in Brashear Missouri. Public visitation will be held for one hour before the funeral.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Doris may be made to the Brashear Cemetery Association and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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