Herbert A. Dodson

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Herbert A. Dodson, 94, of Purdy, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2007, at St. John's Hospital in Aurora. He was born Aug. 28, 1912, in Purdy, the son of the late Fletcher and Amy (Bennett) Dodson.

He was a farmer and also retired from Jumping Jack Shoes. He was a founding member of Longview Methodist Protestant Church near Purdy. He married Ruby Ann Keeling on Jan. 1, 1933, in Butterfield. She preceded him in death in 1999.

Survivors include: one daughter Sue Ann Bunnell and her husband, Launce, of Purdy; two sons, Kenneth Dodson and his wife, Clara, of Purdy, and John Dodson, and his wife, LouAnna, of Purdy; five sisters, Juanita Neill and Irene Pennell, both of Purdy, Pearl Ebersold, of Republic, Edwina Terry, of Aurora, and Betty Schnaible, of Lodi, Calif.; six grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Paul and Bill Dodson.

Funeral services were held Monday at Bennett-Wormington funeral Home with Rev. Bill Gilkerson and Rev. O.V. Dodson officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.