Dorothy Bailor Sheerer

January 7, 1918 - January 10, 2010
Dorothy Bailor Sheerer

Dorothy “Dot” Bailor Sheerer, 92 of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Port Royal and Camp Hill, PA, died Sunday, January 10, 2010 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Dot was born January 7, 1918 to the late Charles and Carrie Rodgers Bailor. She was a retired bookkeeper with Juniata County School System and an accomplished pianist. Dot moved to Wilmington in 2008 to be with family.

Surviving are daughters Marilyn Sheerer and husband Earl Goodman of Greenville, NC, Nancy Sheerer and partner Sue Harley of Mechanicsburg, PA, sons Larry Sheerer and wife Sally, Mt. Joy, PA, Richard Sheerer and wife Linda of Leola, PA, 7 grandchildren Brian Perrin and partner Marco Egoavil, Stephannie Perrin and husband Steve Himmel, Todd Sheerer and wife Elizabeth, Erin Sheerer and husband Brett Kirkpatrick, Brandon Sheerer, Christopher Sheerer and Kelly Sheerer, great grandson Charles Herbert Sheerer and great granddaughter Addie Bailor Himmel.

A celebration of Dot’s life will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of your choice.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • January 12, 2010
    Karen Traynor says:
    Marilyn & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you are a close and devoted family and that your mother was cherished and loved dearly and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace and may you all find comfort in each other. With warm regards and sympathy--

  • January 12, 2010
    Ray and Eve Rogers says:
    We sincerely regret the loss of your mother and shall be praying for you and your family.

  • January 12, 2010
    Pat Brown says:
    Mariyn & Family, I have just learned about Dot, and I'm really sorry. She was such a sweet person, and I know you will all miss her greatly. Although I will not be able to attend the service on Wednesday, please know that you will be in my thoughts and in my heart.

  • January 12, 2010
    Amy Elks says:
    Marilyn and Earl, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You were blessed to have such a wonderful mother in Ms. Dot, and she was blessed to have such a wonderful daughter and son-in-law as you are. God Bless.

  • January 12, 2010
    Don Swartz says:
    Fond memories of a real sweetheart. She was a friend to all, and a "mom" to many in our little town of PR. I don't ever recall anything but a smile on her face. What a gifted pianist!! I'll always remember the evening Dot was to play with Harold's band in Mount Union and her "chauffer" for the evening headed south instead of north on Rt 522; she got there......an hour or so late!! Thankfully, I lived to relate this story. Marilyn, Nance, Butch & "P"....I know your mom was a pillar in your lives. May God bless each of you.