Jane Eleanor Dodson

Ormond Beach, Florida

1918 - 2014


Ormond Beach, Florida


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Jane Eleanor Dodson, 95, of Ormond Beach, FL passed away peacefully October 6, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be held by the family October 18, 2014. Jane was born October 11, 1918 in Amherst, MA to William and Lyda Ruth (nee Stoddard) Turner. In 1936, she graduated from Belton High School, Belton, MO. Jane continued her education, graduating from Park College, Parkville, MO in 1940. On December 11, 1941, she married Albert LeRoy Dodson, a Naval pilot in World War II. Together, they raised their three sons. Jane was very active in her community of Foxwood Springs, Raymore, MO. She is a former Board member of Foxwood Springs. She led the Parkinson's Support Group for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, Park College Alumni Association, and Westport Historical Society. Jane was a founding member of Belton Historical Society in Belton, MO. Jane was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and was active with the Pearl Harbor Survivor Association. She occasionally gave talks and television interviews about December 7th, 1941. Jane's interests were at home and abroad. She loved travelling, and traveled the world. She was an avid gardener and she was a long time member of the Midwest Computer Genealogists Organization. However, her true passion was her family. Jane will be sadly missed by her sons: James LeRoy Dodson (wife JoAnn) of Lancaster, CA, William Berry Dodson (wife Jane) of Ormond Beach, FL, and Joseph Gary Dodson (wife Denise) of La Crescent, MN; by her nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grand-children. Jane was predeceased by her husband Albert. She will be laid to rest at his side in Belton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia / Flagler, 3800 Wood-briar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond in Florida and McGilley and George Funeral Home in Missouri. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Jane was such a wonderful lady! She was a great friend over the years I have been the alumni director at Park University. She served many years on the Alumni Council and worked as a volunteer with the school and the friends she loved so much. And we loved her back. She will be missed.

I enjoyed talking about Belton history with Jane during her last years at Foxwood, and hearing her stories --she was a wealth of information. Ruth Thaxter appreciated having her as a friend and next-door neighbor at Foxwood. We miss her.

This gracious lady taught me more in 6 years than I learned in my 34 years before meeting her! What a gal!

Love you Gram, you truly are an inspiration ;) Give Papa a big ole hug for me!!!

Thank you for the kind words. I miss my Grandmother dearly.

Jane and I shared some good times. She was quite a lady and a good friend. She was very proud of her sons and had lots of stories that she enjoyed sharing. She will be missed by many!

To the Dodson Family: I'm sorry for your loss. She was a very classy Lady. I'm glad I got to see her again before her move to Fla. She lived a good life and I enjoyed hearing a lot of her stories. I will miss her.