Bobbie Jean Yocum

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Bobbie Jean Yocum, 83, was born in Corinth, Mississippi, and became a longtime resident of Springfield, Kentucky. She was the widow of Tommy Yocum.
Bobbie is the mother of six children; Nathaniel Anthony Keene (Tina) of Frankfort, Johnny Ray Keene (Donna) of Frankfort, Felix Bowman Keene Jr. (Anna) of Springfield, Louis Eugene Keene of Phoenix, Arizona, Robert Earl Keene, (Deceased Jan. 1, 1990) and Barbara Ellen Hamilton (Greg) of Frankfort. She is the grandmother of 11 (Tanesha, Chasity, Nathaniel - Na Na -, Melanie, John Robert (Mandy), Charles, Tierra (Teddy), Nya, De Julian, Stephanee and Bryan), great-grandmother of six (Jamiah, Adam, Ryan, Adrien, Harmony, and T'Marcus) and aunt/great aunt of many nieces and nephews. She has three adoptive daughter friends, Pauline Lewis, Cathy Railey and Renee Linton who assisted in her caregiving and was very special to her. She was truly blessed to have many more close and cherished friends that she loved and considered as her family.
She is the daughter of the late Pat and Mary Roverta Dilworth. Bobbie has two sisters, Sarah Lang, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Emily Jones (Delbert) of Naperville, Illinois; four brothers, Billy Hugh Dilworth (Deceased April 20, 1998) (Gwendolyn), of Corinth Mississippi, Charles Robert Dilworth (Diane) of Corinth, Mississippi, Marcus Ray Dilworth Sr. (Velma) of Jackson, Mississippi and Reuben Earl Dilworth Sr. (Etawl) of Clinton, Mississippi.
She retired from Sansbury Care Center where she worked as a nursing assistant for many years. During her illness in 2013, God saw fit to move her in to the care center. While a resident there she developed many lasting friendships and often called it her home.
Bobbie was a dedicated servant of Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church where she was a member for more than 50 years. She received many honors during her years of membership. She served as a deaconess, member of the missionary board, president of the senior choir, and a host of other church offices. She rarely missed attending church services and loved praying and singing songs of praise.
She was well known in the community of Springfield and took pride in everything she represented. Most of all she lived a life of service as she most often put others first, even at a discomfort or inconvenience to herself. She followed the example of service set by Jesus for she loved and served others.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, July 29, at the Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church with Rev. Roland K. Puryear, the church pastor, officiating. Burial was on Cemetery Hill.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Martin Keene, Lawrence Keene, Steve Thompson, Pat Trigg, LaBronze Poole and Allen Keene.

Casket bearers were Nathaniel Keene, Jr., James Keene, John "Buddy" Graves, Thomas Smalley, Tony Burton and Rudy Trigg.
Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Springfield Sun on Aug. 1, 2017
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