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Roberta Rose Dooley, 89, of Carrollton, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at her residence, the same house in which she was born.
Roberta was born May 3, 1918 to Robert Rayman and Lora Olive (Rose) Dickinson. She married Harold Lee Dooley of Carroll County, MO on May 4, 1941; he survives, of the home.
Roberta was a member of the Mandeville Methodist Church since 1930 and served as music director for more than the last thirty years. She was an active member of the church board and taught Sunday school and Bible school classes. She joined the Mandeville Merry Mixers in 1937 and served as president for the last 25+ years. She was a 4-H sponsor and project leader of the Pleasant Valley 4-H Club for many years. She attended Pleasant Valley School and graduated from Bogard High School in 1935. She shared her musical talents by giving piano lessons to young people in her neighborhood. She was a board member of the Carroll County Historical Society. She enjoyed traveling with her husband; they visited fifty states, several European countries, the Caribbean, Canada, and Mexico. Her greatest joy in life was “doing” for her family and friends; cooking, sewing clothes, quilts, dolls and doll clothes, sharing her flowers and garden fare, rocking babies, reading to toddlers, making cakes and generally making people happy.
Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Debbie Dooley of Blue Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharol and Ron McMullin of Lexington, and Linda and Steve Nunamaker of Carrollton; six grandchildren, Karen Forster and husband, Doyle, Tera Tebbenkamp, Travis Tebbenkamp, Brett Dooley, Eva Dooley, and Henry Dooley; granddaughter-in-law, Renae McMullin; and four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Jared, Seth, and Nathan McMullin.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one sister, Mariellen Stevenson; one grandson, Keith McMullin.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Mandeville Methodist Church or the Family’s Choice.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 28, at 10 a.m. at the Mandeville Methodist Church, Mandeville, Mo.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home, Norborne. Burial will be at Smith Cemetery, near Mandeville, MO. Thurman Funeral Home, Norborne, is in charge of the arrangements.