|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1927|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2006|
Emma "Fran" Dodson, 78, of 317 E. Edgewood St., Morton, died at 9:43 a.m. Monday, April 17, 2006, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.
She was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Hickory, Tenn., to Grover and Emma Pruett Mince. She married Chester Glover in 1942. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2005. She later married Claude Dodson in 1961. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 2001.
She also was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Peggy Jones, who died May 10, 2004.
Surviving are one son, Gary (and Sandy) Glover of Morton; one daughter, Brenda (and Jim Testa) Glover-Testa of Dallas, Texas; one sister, Millie Bomgarden of Morton; one stepson, Dick (and Marge) Dodson of Peoria; one stepdaughter, Judy (and John) Lyons of Johnston, Iowa; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; one nephew; and one great-nephew.
Fran owned and operated her own beauty salon out of her home from 1964 to 1968. She later worked for Caterpillar Inc., retiring after 20 years.
She was a volunteer for We Care Inc. in Morton for several years.
She was a member of Groveland Missionary Church, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. Dr. Curtis Alexander officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.
Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - April 20, 2006
Grover Ligon Mince (1902 - 1940)
Emma Pruett Mince (1907 - 1984)
Created by: Alvin Oglesby
Record added: Apr 01, 2010
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