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Beverly Jean (Bower) Dobson

August 28, 1935 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

Beverly Jean Dobson, 85, transitioned from this life to heaven on Sunday late evening, November 1, 2020.  We are so thankful for her faith in the work of Christ for her eternal life.

Beverly was born August 28, 1935 to the late Harry and Meda (Bierman) Bower in Cleveland. Her family moved to Medina when she was 15.  In 1956, she met and married Donald Dobson in Abbeyville and they made their home together first in Valley City and later Litchfield.

Beverly worked as a secretary at Sherwin-Williams of Cleveland when she was young.  After marriage and devotion to raising her four young children. She graduated with a nursing degree from Lorain Community college in 1984.  She loved her new career and worked at Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights.

Beverly was a great mother. She encouraged her kids in music and sports and served as President of the Band Boosters at Buckeye High for many years and also worked as a scout leader, and especially liked leading camp outs.  She was also one of the first female inductees into the Erhart Fire and Rescue Department, and a member of the Medina County Farm Bureau Council.

Beverly and Don were married at Zion Lutheran Church, Valley City. Later they also served Christ in many outreach ministries at First Baptist Church of Valley City and then at Weymouth Community Church.  Bev and Don enjoyed several overseas mission trips, as well as traveling to visit their children and grandchildren in Egypt and Turkey.

Besides loving her grandkids so much “Nana” enjoyed her flower gardens, photography, canning and freezing vegetables, and collecting recipes.  All of these hobbies of course were her ways to serve her family.

Bev will be missed by her children, Deborah and husband Jeff Davis of Dearborn, MI, Jeffrey Dobson of Medina, Greg and wife Debbie Dobson, of Huron, OH and Kimberly and husband Chris Schnellenberg of Grand Rapids, MI. Also left behind are 20 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Bev is also survived by a younger brother Roger and wife Janet Bower of FL.

Bev was preceded in death by her husband Donald D. Dobson (2017) and her younger brother Donald Bower.

Bauer Funeral Home is serving the family during this time. The family will hold a private memorial service for their mother in the summer, celebrating her life together. The family wishes to thank Plum Creek Assisted Living and all their staff for their loving care for Mom since Dad passed 3 ½ years ago.  Mom couldn’t have had a better second home.  And the staff tells us that Mom always spoke of God’s love to them.

 

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