Roberta (Campbell) Dodson

Roberta (Campbell) Dodson, 87, passed away in the early morning of July 4. 

Roberta graduated from Holy Rosary High School in 1950.  Her first job was at Monroe City Creamery.  She then went to St. Elizabeth Hospital where she was trained as an X-ray technician and became certified in 1953.  In 1957, Roberta joined the Army and served as part of the Women’s Army Corps in Alabama, Kansas and Okinawa until 1960. 

In 1962, she went to Oregon where she lived with her cousins, Lois and Carol Sue Redman.  She worked at Corvallis Clinic as an X-ray tech and filled her free time with campouts, hikes, and bowling. 

In 1967, she married Harley Dodson and started a family.  Roberta and Harley moved back to Monroe City in 1969 and settled there for a short time with their two daughters before work called them to their next adventure in Colorado.

Roberta had a spirit for adventure and a genuine heart for people and friendship.  She lived in many different places with her husband and family before settling back in Monroe City, her hometown, upon retirement.  She was a longtime member of Hunnewell Mission Church. Along her journey, Roberta made many friends, touched numerous lives, and added humor to countless stories. 

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ethel Mae Campbell, and her brother Jack Campbell, all of Monroe City.  She is survived by her devoted husband, Harley Dodson, of Monroe City, daughter Leah Dodson, Monroe City, daughter Leslie Payne, San Antonio, TX, grandson Hal (Erin) Payne, Kansas City, grandson Jack Payne, San Antonio, TX and great-granddaughter Ava Payne, Kansas City, along with her brother Joe Campbell, and sister Ceil Whalen and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be held Saturday, July 11 at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City; Pastor Danny Kinzle will officiate.  Memorial remarks will be shared by family including Scott Redman, and Roberta’s grandsons, Hal and Jack Payne.  Graveside services will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery.  Public visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 11 at Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City.  Pallbearers will be Hal Payne, Jack Payne, Scott Redman, Jeff Redman, Austin Connor, and Logan Connor.

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