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.