Beverly Dodson

Died: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


Funeral Ceremony

2:00 PM Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley


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Beverly Lucille Dodson, age 88, of Burlington and recently at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Mediapolis and a longtime previous resident of Mt. Home, Arkansas, died Friday evening, November 17, 2017, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  The daughter of Herbert Lee and Lucille Walker Gipple, she was born on August 24, 1929 in Grandview.  She was married to Robert Odle.  They later divorced.  On September 25, 1971 she married James A. Dodson in Dwight, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on May 3, 2007.

Beverly graduated from Grandview High School in 1946.  She worked as a secretary for Attorney W. O. Weaver in Wapello for several years.  Later she worked with her husband James as an Assistant Professional Landman with Phillips Petroleum and other utility companies.

In recent years she attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington.  Beverly enjoyed flying and knitting and loved her family where she was known as GG.

Her family includes two daughters, E. Annette Colton of Burlington and Carol B. & Fred Peterson of Burlington; four stepdaughters, Myron P. Dodson of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Marilyn Hampton of Hope, Arkansas, Jacqueline Pettit of Maumelle, Arkansas, and Cheryl Dodson of Chicago, Illinois; two stepsons, James Dodson of Shreveport, Louisiana and Robert Dodson of North Little Rock, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Heather Ann & Chris Lockhart, Darin & Denise Shafer, and Bryan & JaNan Peterson; four great grandchildren, Nikki, Tiffany, Jaxson, and Jayson; three great great grandchildren, Matie Belle, Braydon, and Kelsey; several step grandchildren and families; a brother, John & Linda Gipple of Wapello; and lifelong friends, Charmain Jones and Ruby Perez both of Arizona.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; and sister, Evelyn & Merlin Larson.

The funeral ceremony for Beverly Dodson will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 24, 2017, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Pastor Ryan Cosgrove officiating.  Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery.  The family will gather and meet friends from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday prior to the funeral.

Memorial gifts will benefit the Great River Hospice.

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Teresa Truitt Weidner
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
I met Bev and Jim back in the early 80's in Shreveport La. Ironic that I am here on the day of her passing, She and Jim were my "Shreveport parents" they were my best customers at the Steak and Lobster and I often worked for them helping with oil leases. They treated me as one of their own. Bev kept up with me as long as she could always offering support, encouragement and love. I loved both of them very much...Another Angel in Heaven for sure....she is dancing with Jim and will always be looking down on her family of which she loved so much...

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