BENTON - Ruth A. Dodson, 70, died at 1:58 a.m. Jan. 14, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Nov. 17, 1934, in Blodgett, daughter of the late Joseph Charles and Mary E. Ownesby Adams, she was a former mayor of Blodgett and member of the Blodgett Baptist Church, Benton Senior Citizens and Scott County Historical Society. A 1952 graduate of Blodgett High School, she was a sales clerk for Sears, Roebuck and Company for 20 years, retiring in 1988.
On April 23, 1955, at Bloomfield, she married Billy Dodson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include; one son, Billy Dodson of Williamsburg, Va.; two daughters, Vicki LeGrand and Christy Mothershead of Benton; one sister, Laura Pirtle of Payson, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Joseph Dodson, Thomas Dodson and Andrew Mothershead.
She was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters and one grandson, Daniel Mothershead.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Benton Chapel.
Burial will follow in the Blodgett Cemetery.