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Lenora Dobbs

July 30, 1939 — July 21, 2023

MARION - Lenora Badgley Dobbs, 83, of Jackson Missouri, formerly of Marion and Grand Chain, Illinois departed this life at 12:15am on July 21, 2023, surrounded by her children, to be reunited with her husband in the loving arms of Jesus.

Lenora was born July 30, 1939, in Cave in Rock Illinois, raised by the late Homer and Lela (Walter) Badgley in Grand Chain, Illinois where grew up on the family farm, raising horses and "just being a country girl" as she would often say. She married Charles Richard "Dick" Dobbs of Grand Chain, who was her high school sweetheart after 10 years of courtship on September 18, 1965. They enjoyed 43 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2008.

She was employed by Main Brothers of Karnak, IL until moving to Marion. Her love of animals led her to the opening of Lenora's Pampered Pets where she groomed and boarded small animals for many years. After retiring, she and Charlie went on many adventures and travels, often spending hours with their children and grandchildren. Lenora cared for her husband until his passing. She then moved to Jackson, Missouri to be near family. Her greatest joy came from caring for others.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Dr. Tracy Len and Dr. Brian Gualano of Asheville, NC; son and daughter in law, Charles "Chuck" and Lori Dobbs of Jackson, MO; grandchildren Chandler (Hannah Hendrix), Braeden, and Parker Dobbs of Jackson MO; Ethan, Elliot, and Isabella Gualano of Asheville NC; great grandson, Maven Dobbs of Jackson MO; brother Donald (Mary Ann) Badgley of Steeleville; sisters in law Barbara (the late James) Cripps of Ferges, IL and Patricia (the late Bennie) Dobbs of Lansing, IL; brothers in law Ronald "Butch" (Donna) Dobbs of Marion, IL and Gary (Cindy) Dobbs of Valparaiso, IN. and many nieces and nephews.

The visitation will be from 5-7pm, Friday July 28, 2023 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion, Illinois. Funeral to be Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 11:00am at the funeral home with burial to follow at Grand Chain Masonic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P.O. Box 411, Marion IL 62959. Memorials can also be made to Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary, 359 Cree Ln, Jackson MO, 63755.

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Friday, July 28, 2023

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