Flo Dobson

Flo Dobson, 90, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Gowrie, Iowa. There are no services planned at this time.

Frances FloElla Dobson, known as Flo, was born April 26, 1927 in Forbes, Missouri to Charles Austin Cleland and Frances Grethel (Sipes) Cleland. She grew up in Batavia, Illinois where she attended District 101 Schools, graduating in June of 1945. She attended IBM Electric Accounting School. She worked for Barber Greene in Aurora, Illinois until she moved to Beaver, Iowa with her family. She then worked as a secretary to the Superintendent of Schools at Grand Junction, Iowa.

Flo married Wayne Lee Dobson on October 29, 1948 in the Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction, Iowa. The couple made their home in Beaver, Iowa. In 1953, Flo and Wayne moved their family to Gowrie, where they have since lived. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Lanyon.

Flo was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Alice Hartman; and brothers: Shirley Cleland and Daniel Cleland.  

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Dobson of Gowrie; four children: Michael Dobson of Onawa, Okla., Jodeen (Randy) Kopecky of Farnhamville, Iowa, Russell (Brenda) Dobson of Elkhart, Iowa and Bart (Susan) Dobson of Ames, Iowa; a brother, Charles Cleland of Buffalo, Mo.; a sister, Dorothy Greer of Andersonville, S.C.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.  

Memorials are suggested to the Gowrie Rescue Unit First Responders.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson. 515-386-2171.

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