Friends, family pay tribute to Dorothy Hett

Retired pastor’s wife Dorothy Hett was remembered for her love for people and her evangelistic zeal.

Mrs. Hett died on Thursday, June 10, after suffering from a long illness. She served by her husband, Wayne’s side in ministry but also had her own unique ministry.

The Hetts had retired from Riverside Baptist Church, Independence, Kan. They also served many years at First Southern Baptist Church, Cherryvale, Kan., and in other places. The Cherryvale church was the site of a remembrance service on Friday night, June 18. Mrs. Hett’s memorial service was held on Saturday, June 19.

Wayne Hett was one of the early managers of Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan. The Hetts were not content to let their ministry stop at Webster. They started Camp Webster Baptist Fellowship that met in the dining hall.

Mrs. Hett was a legal secretary and was well known for selling Avon.

“She used Avon to meet many people,” Steven Porter, her son-in-law, said during the remembrance service.  “I think God dropped that in her lap to bring His message to the masses.”

Mrs. Hett’s life was characterized by her constant readiness to share Jesus. In fact, she led a lifelong friend to Christ two days before she died.

Tony Pameticky was the officiating minister for the memorial service. He is the long-time pastor of Severy Baptist Church, Severy, Kan.

Memorials were set up with Campus Crusade for Christ and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

David W. Barnes Funeral Home, Coffeyville, Kan., was in charge of arrangements.