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Edna Maxine (Taff) Lee

Edna Maxine (Taff) Lee, 76, of Walnut Grove, Missouri, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 13, 2012 at her home.

She was born on June 28, 1935 in Cabool, Missouri, the daughter of Otto and Lena (Elliott) Taff.

Edna grew up in Cabool and graduated with the Class of 1953. She later moved to Springfield where she was employed and retired from the Missouri Judicial System. She attended and was a longtime member of Central Christian Church.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by sons, Kenton Dale Dotson Sr. of Brighton, Missouri, and Kevin Dotson and wife Rebecca of Walnut Grove, where she made her home; two brothers, Lloyd Taff and wife June of Cabool and Larry Taff and wife Becky of Cabool; a sister, Linda Vandivort and husband Darrell of Houston, Missouri; six grandchildren, Kenton Dale Dotson, Jr. and wife Emma, Summer Stover and husband Adam, Samantha Knight and husband Tim, Taylor Dotson and wife Rosemary, Chris Rikard and wife Becki, and Amber Miller; 13 great-grandchildren, Caden, Carson, Josalon and Beau Dotson, Sunshine, Emmanuel and Savannah Stover, Addisyn and Hunter Knight, Dwayne Dotson, Sawyer and Kira Rikard, and Kaeley Miller; as well as several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2012, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Bill Vandivort officiating. Pallbearers were Taylor Dotson, Chad Russell, Kenton Dotson Jr., Eric Black, Adam Stover, and Tim Knight. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.

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