Alice Strauser Dobson, 94, of Fayetteville, IN, died Sunday morning Dec. 18, 2011 at Garden Villa in Bedford.
Born November 30, 1917 in Popcorn in Lawrence County, she was the oldest of the four children of Marcus and Nannie (Kirk) Strauser.
She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, homemaker, artist, seamstress, cook, singer and gardener. She was a member of the Faith Mission Church in Bedford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vernon Dobson, brother Wayne, sister Marjorie, daughter Judith, son-in-law Bill Kirk, and granddaughter Vicki Kirk.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Oneita and Matt Burnette of Springville and sister-in-law Shirley Strauser of Dayton, Ohio; a son-in-law Lester "Bud" Mitchell (Judith), three children, Larry Dobson (Mary) of Solsberry, Opal Hamlin (Ronald) of Bloomfield, and Leonard Dobson (Kathryn) of the Philippines; twelve grandchildren Cyndi Coldren (Dave), Leslie Mitchell, Scott Dobson (Dena), Karen Bastin (Ben), DeWayne Hamlin (Deanna), Annette English (Steve), Jacob Dobson (Anna), Michael Dobson, Elizabeth Crapo (Austin), Mary Hedquist (Matt), Sarah Felt (Joe) and Joseph Dobson; and 16 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the great staff at Garden Villa in Bedford for more than six years of compassionate service in her behalf.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 at the Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Kenny Walden officiating.
Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until the service on Thursday.
Online condolences to the family are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.