Millie “Lugene” Dobson passed away on December 21, 2012 at Autumn Oaks Caring Center in Mtn. Grove, Missouri. She was 86 years, 8 months, and 10 days of age.
She was born on April 11, 1926 to General Warren Hicks and Maud Eliza (Knight) Hicks in Buckhart, Missouri, in Douglas County. She was a 1944 graduate of Mtn. Grove High School.
Lugene was united in marriage to Clarence H. Dobson on February 26, 1946.
She was a member of Rock Chapel Free Will Baptist Church north of Norwood, Missouri. She enjoyed attending services as long as her health permitted. She was also a member of Town and Country Extension Club and a charter member of VFW Chapter 3770 in Mtn. Grove.
Lugene enjoyed sewing and quilting and had made many items over the years for the VA hospital and for a place that took baby quilts and other items. Most of all she loved her home, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Dobson; a son, Donald Dobson; two brothers, Bruce Hicks and Barney Hicks; and three half-siblings, Clinton Knight, Nola Knight, and Violet Knight.
She is survived by three sons, Kenneth Dobson and wife Sarah of Abbeville, South Carolina, Terry Dobson and wife LeeAnn of Mtn. Grove, and Perry Dobson and wife Jana of Cabool, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Ramona Dobson of Kingdom City, Missouri; twelve grandchildren, Kevin Dobson and wife Angie, Scott Dobson and wife Sabrina, Jason Dobson and wife Jeannie, Ben Dobson, Jonathan Dobson, Christopher Dobson, Shelby Dobson, Emily Dobson, Sherrie Cannon and husband Chris, Barry Chestnut and wife Alisha, Lindsey Schrimpf and husband Josh, and Nathan Atkinson; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jesse Hicks of Topeka, Kansas; two sisters, Jewell Spurgeon of Mtn. Grove and Virgie Jackson of Sedalia, Missouri; many very special nieces and nephews; and other relatives, neighbors, and friends who will miss her very much.
Funeral services were held on December 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Stanley Jones officiating. The McCunes sang “Amazing Grace,” “Look What I’ve Traded For A Mansion,” and “Wish You Were Here.” Pallbearers were Kevin Dobson, Scott Dobson, Jason Dobson, Nathan Atkinson, Benjamin Dobson, Jonathan Dobson, and Christopher Dobson. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.