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Clova Marie Dobbyn, 93, of Washington, Indiana, passed peacefully Feb. 5, 2018, at Daviess Community Hospital. She was born April 7, 1924, to Freddie Ellsworth and Anna Elizabeth (Barrett) McCord in Pike County, Indiana.
She married "Dick" Leonel Richard Dobbyn on Aug. 27, 1944, who preceded her in death on March 29, 1997. Survivors include four children; Richard L. Dobbyn (Linda) of Wheatland; Belva A. Lucas (Bob) of Fishers; Cheryl J. Heckler (Mark) of Crossville, Tennessee; and Barbara S. Roach (Jim) of Washington; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Clova graduated from Winslow High School in 1942 and she was employed by Uniroyal before retiring. She loved to do crafts, cook, read, spending time gardening, spending time with family and volunteering in many ways at her church. She was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her sister Eva A. McCord; and her brothers, Elijah J. and wife Etolia McCord, Ellsworth D. and wife Gladys McCord, Rev. William E. and wife Thelma McCord, Harold R. and wife Mary McCord, Virgil O. and wife Louella McCord, and Gola P. McCord.
Visitation will be at Wesley United Methodist Church in Washington on Friday, Feb. 9, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the service at the church. Funeral services will be at Wesley United Methodist Church in Washington on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m., with Pastor Rex Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Sugarland Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1115 McCormick Ave., Washington, IN 47501. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.
Published on February 6, 2018
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