Today Peoria celebrated the funeral of Dot Hoerr. I say celebrated as no one has the slightest doubt where Dot is celebrating right now. What an amazing person she was and is and is to come. She truly NEVER knew a stranger. When I was in the young group we spent many an hour at John and Dot's house singing, fellowshipping, playing ping pong and talking long into the night. Not only did Dot make us feel welcome she fed us too and there were lots of us, sometimes 50-60 kids would gather at their house. Her house was always joyful. Her funeral was held in place of afternoon service and the church was full. David Obergfel and Bill Schick had the service. Tim Funk started the service by repeating what one of the grandchildren said when they heard, "grandma moved to heaven today." They exclaimed, "Why would she do that we just moved her to the Home?" Along with her family, Peoria really is going to miss her.
We didn't stay for the dinner by the time we got out of church it was almost 3:30 pm. Phil and Anna had invited some guests from their small group to ride the horses, by the time we got home Karin was giving rides to the last of them.