Hedrick, Kathryn Cecelia (nee Sheehan), passed away at home in St. Peters, Missouri on February 5, 2023, at the age of 83.
Kathy was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Daniel T. Hedrick; as well as her father, William A. Sheehan and mother, Dorothy F. Sheehan (nee Caldwell); and brothers, Sonny, William, and Earl Sheehan.
Kathy is survived by her sister, Frances Seddon (nee Sheehan); her children, David P. (Penni) Hedrick, Darlene P. Hollister (nee Hedrick), and Daniel T. Hedrick Jr.; as well as her four grandsons, Anthony (Hannah) Hedrick, Christopher (Kayla) Hedrick, Joshua (Pam) Hedrick and Shawn Buescher and her eight great-grandchildren. Kathy is also survived by her "Adopted" granddaughters, Lauren and Emily Franklyn, and she was a dear aunt, cousin, and friend to many.
Kathy was born in Waltham, Massachusetts on September 18, 1939. She graduated from Newton High School in 1957. She was active in the Business, Tennis, Music, and Outing Clubs. Prior to getting married and starting a family, Kathy worked at a local hospital doing accounting.
Kathy is best known for her creativity, craftsmanship and love of children. Kathy spent years of her life caring for and watching over children as their babysitter. Through this she would encourage the children to do countless hours of volunteer work alongside her at schools, nursing homes and churches. She would spend hours with the kids doing various arts and crafts projects, passing along her talents for generations to come. Kathy was also an avid gardener, displaying her green thumb both inside and outside of her home. When not watching over children, Kathy would spend hours in her craft room creating for others. She was an avid reader and fan of sports. She shared her love for Red Sox and Cardinals baseball with her family and friends any chance she could. You cannot see the color red or a hummingbird and not think about Kathy Hedrick. Her home was meticulously cleaned and decorated with all the things she loved and held dear to her heart. Beyond all else, she was so proud to be a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Kathy should best be remembered with an ear-to-ear grin making jokes, playing cards and telling stories from the past.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boys Town of Nebraska: PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010 or at boystown.org
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