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Ralph Sharp Dodson
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Birth: Nov. 17, 1903
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1994
Henry County
Missouri, USA

Wife: Barta Moree Dodson, b. Apr 5 1907 - d. Feb 29 1988
Married: Dec 5, 1925 in Deepwater, MO

Children: Homer, Devere, Lucille, Wilbur Earl

Ralph Sharp Dodson was born on November 27, 1903, to Tommy and Bessie Sharp Dodson, in Henry County and died January 10, 1994, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was a lifelong resident of Henry County. He was united in marriage to Barta Moree on December 5, 1925, at Deepwater by the Rev. Walkup. He is survived by two sons, Homer Dodson of Raymore and Devere Dodson, Higginsville, and one daughter, Lucille Myers, Raytown; seven grandchildren, Mary Bruns, John Dodson, Margaret Ann Menough, Donna Dodson, Devin Dodson, Gayle Hennessey and Herb Myers; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clinton, and other relatives and friends. He was a farmer. Although during some of the years he worked at the strip coal mines and later at the Dickey Clay Factory in Deepwater, he continued to farm with the help of his family. After buying the farm where he lived, he didn't work outside the farm. After his wife passed away, he wanted to continue living at the farm and even though it was difficult, he managed to do so. He was lonely as he missed his wife very much. They were very companionable. He was preceded in death by his wife, who passed away February 29, 1988; his parents; one infant son, Wilbur Earl Dodson, who was 16 days old and passed away in March of 1927; one granddaughter, Denise Dodson, also known as "Dee-Dee" who passed away at age eight in 1976; one sister, Edna McElhaney, and one brother, John T. Dodson, both passing away in February of 1990. He and his wife, Barta, were married for 62 years. They had many happy times together. They enjoyed people and loved having visitors. They encouraged families to visit them who had children as they enjoyed children. They looked forward to attending the Deepwater Harvest Picnic and saw many friends there. He was a member of the Brownington Baptist Church. He enjoyed the church and he attended until the past year. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 13, at the Brownington Baptist Church. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.
Family links: 
  John Thomas Dodson (1876 - 1946)
  Bessie B Sharp Dodson (1879 - 1964)
  Barta Moree Dodson (1907 - 1988)
  Wilbur Earl Dodson (1927 - 1927)*
  Helen Lucille Dodson Myers (1928 - 2011)*
  Charles Devere Dodson (1936 - 2013)*
  Agnes L Dodson Richeson (1901 - 1995)*
  Ralph Sharp Dodson (1903 - 1994)
  Zoe Dodson Copenhaver (1907 - 1995)*
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Cemetery
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Created by: roxaneirene
Record added: Dec 31, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17232524
Ralph Sharp Dodson
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 Added: Dec. 31, 2006

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