She was born on October 2, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Louis Andrew and Fanny Lillian (Bishop) Dedrick.
At a very young age she and her beloved sister, Frances “Tootie,” came to the Cabool/Elk Creek area to live with their grandparents, Peter Paul and Frances Destemonia (Carland) Grothe, who raised them. She attended grade school in Elk Creek and high school in Cabool. She accepted Christ our Lord as a child in Elk Creek and continued on all through life.
She followed in the footsteps of “Granny Frances” and started to work at a young age in the café of Ruby and Walter Kitchen, Kitchen’s Café, then she worked for Willard Dees at Dees Truck Stop. She then found her home at El Rancho Truck Stop that lasted over 30 years where she worked until 2008 due to her health. She worked for different owners over the years but Denver and Betty Rees were most fondly remembered.
Rachel enjoyed people and helping people in any way she could. She loved her jobs because of the people. She treated them, her neighbors and friends, just as she did family.
Rachel was preceded in death by her grandparents, Peter and Frances Grothe; her uncle, Charlie Grothe; her birth parents, Louis Dedrick and Fanny Lillian Korrok, and her stepfather, Richard Korrok; a half-brother, Robert Korrok; and a cousin, Art Huffman, whom she always called “Uncle Art.”
She is survived by her children, Billy Paul Joslin of Willow Springs, Missouri, Marvin M. Joslin and wife Amie of Cabool, and Marie M. Womack and husband Keith of Willow Springs; grandsons, Anthony, Paden and Dylan; sister, Frances “Tootie” Bradley of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; nephew, Jonathan of Walnut Shade, Missouri; a very dear cousin, Louise Huffman; half-sisters, Theresa and Syrena Korrok and their families; as well as many longtime dear friends and loved ones that she spoke of and tried to visit with daily. She will be greatly and truly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Visitation was at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at the funeral chapel. Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. February 18, 2015 at Cabool Cemetery with Rev. Darrel Loughridge officiating. Pallbearers were Billy Joslin, Paden Turnbull, Wayne Andreu, Randy Rees, Randy Sigman and David Morris. Honorary pallbearers are Dylan Joslin and David Scott. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.