Mary Dobbins

Mary Ruth Dobbins

Friday, May 17th, 1963 - Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Mary Ruth Dobbins passed away June 23, 2020 from COVID 19 at the age of 57.

She received a BA in English with an emphasis in Journalism & Creative writing from UMKC. Mary Ruth wrote poetry and had a book published called “Catharsis”. Crossword puzzles, reading library books, researching local history and traveling to at least 15 states were some of her passions.

Mary Ruth was a lifelong resident of Sibley, Mo where she served on the City Council for 24 years. Serving on the board of the Fort Osage Alumni Association was another passion. She also volunteered several years at the Great Plains SPCA where she helped many of families adopt pets, receiving a “Cat Hero Award” made her very proud. Her patriotic spirit led her to volunteer by typing manuscripts for Veteran’s Voices. Mary Ruth was a private tutor, as well as a Relay Agent for Sprint helping the hearing impaired communicate with loved ones.

Mary Ruth was predeceased by her parents Thomas Willard & Ruth Elvira (Weeks) Dobbins. She is survived by four aunts, Norma Senter, Lois Rajpal, Dolly Jones & Maribeth Cazzell and a very, very large extended family, many of whom referred to her affectionately as “Doc”. We know that she is being greeted by a whole herd of loving animals that have crossed the rainbow bridge.

Graveside Service July 11, 2020 at 10 am; Mount Washington Cemetery (Truman Road entrance). Please wear a mask & practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Independence Animal Shelter, 21001 E. 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057 or Fort Osage Alumni Association, PO Box 182, Buckner, MO 64016.
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, July 11th, 2020 10:00am
    Mt. Washington Cemetery
    614 Brookside
    Independence, MO 64052
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  • Interment

    Mount Washington Cemetery

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Private Condolence

Angela Edwards

Posted at 10:42pm
Bill and I will dearly miss Mary Ruth. She was always someone we enjoyed talking to. Her stories where wonderful. She was a walking Dobbins information Center. Love Her ❤

Shane Tyree

Posted at 02:42pm
Heaven gained a loving Angel.

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