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Wannell Hess Dobbs


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Wannell Hess Dobbs Obituary
Wannell Hess Dobbs passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018.
She was born June 26, 1936 in Whitewright, Texas to Taylor David "Bud" and Elcie Louise (Hood) Hess. She graduated in 1954, the last graduating class at Denison High School on Main Street, and marred Joe Edward Dobbs October 8, 1954 in Durant, Oklahoma. They had one daughter, Maria Jonell Dobbs, and one son, Darel Edward Dobbs.
Her first job was during high school at S. H. Kress Variety Store, later Clay's Food Store in Denison. From 1965-1979 she worked at Texas Instruments in Richardson and Sherman. After moving to Garland in 1979, she worked over 20 years as manager of Holly's Hallmark Card and Gift Shops in Garland, Plano, and Casa View in Dallas. She worked with special people who became friends and she enjoyed meeting the customers and planning for each holiday.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Joe in 1992, daughter Maria Jonell in 2009, sister Earline Hess Hicks in 2001, and nephew Roger Hicks in June, 2018.
She is survived by her son, Darel Dobbs and grandson, Austin of Austin, great grandchildren, Jack Ryan Dobbs, Claire Taylor Dobbs, and Luke Thomas Dobbs of Katy, TX; brothers, Charles and wife, Drusilla Hess of Athens, Dean and LaVern Hess, Jerry and Gary Phillip Hess of Denison, sisters, Barbara Styles of Bells and Brenda Markham of Denison. Also many nieces, nephews, and cousins in Texas, Missouri, and Arkansas, and many Dobbs relatives. Pallbearers are to be nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Keith Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Collinsville Cemetery in Collinsville, TX. Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Fisher Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to your church, local library, or favorite charity.
Condolences may be registered online at www.fisherfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Aug. 10, 2018
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