Helen Marie Dobbs
Helen Marie Dobbs
Of Bluford Died
At Age 59

Helen Marie Dobbs, 59, Bluford, died at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 3, 1987, 
at Crossroads Community Hospital.

Mrs. Dobbs was born Oct. 28, 1928, in Illinois, a daughter of 
Matthew and Iva (Wells) Merriman.  On June 21, 1945, in Edwardsville, 
she married William H. Dobbs, who survives.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Johnston Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon 
with the Rev. Loy Shaw officiating.  Burial will follow in South Hickory Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call after 6 p.m. Friday at Johnston Funeral Home.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four sons, Larry Matthew Dobbs, 
Michael Clarence Dobbs, Robert O. Dobbs and Thomas J. Dobbs, all of Mt. Vernon; 
two daughters, Mrs. Velva Jean Conklin of La Belle, Fla., and Mrs. Paulette Lynn Patterson 
of Lawton, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Merriman of Branson, Mo., and 
Lester Merriman of Peoria; and six sisters, Mrs. Vanita Allen of Bonnie, Mrs. Josephine Boger 
of Salem, Mrs. Grace Rozelle of Florida, Mrs. Alene Williams of Ina, Mrs. Mary Shelton of 
Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. Maxine Glesson of O’Fallon, Mo.

Mrs. Dobbs was a counselor at Comprehensive Services in Mt. Vernon.  She was a member 
of Bluford Church of God.

Mrs. Dobbs was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, one brother and 
one sister.

Source: Probably the Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Nov. 3, 1987
Submitted by: Cindy Ford
Transcribed By: Ann Evans

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