Leola Mae Dotson, 88, of Kirksville, MO passed away on January 18, 2018 at Manor Care in Kirksville, MO. She was born September 14, 1929 in Lancaster, Mo, the daughter of Archie and Alice (Jones) Crump.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother Eugene Crump.
She is survived by her only daughter, Brenda Dotson of Kirksville, Mo; one grand-son, Trent Michael Cornelison of Kirksville, Mo and one great grand-child Brooklyn Ann Linebaugh of Hurdland, Mo; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Leola, was feisty, funny and just a little sassy! She was a very kind person who loved her family, people and devoted her life to serving others. She grew up in Schyuler county and spent her younger years working on the farm. Leola also worked as a waitress, in a Lancaster cafe where she met her husband. On December 9, 1950 she married Lloyd “IKE” Dotson. Leola was a homemaker and beautician for 58 years. A few of her hobbies were cooking, sewing and traveling.
A Graveside Service with Sonny Smyser officiating is planned for 2:00 pm Monday January 22, 2018 at Arni Cemetery in Lancaster, Missouri.
Memorials are suggested to the Arni Cemetery and can be sent to the funeral establishment.
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