Mary Elizabeth Dobson

Mary Elizabeth Dobson, 71, of Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at home.

She was born November 15, 1950, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Clifton B. Dobson, Sr. and Erma M. (Elkin) Dobson.

She was a very active member of the Dora Evangelical Church. She served as the Zion Cemetery Treasurer and she also worked in the Dobson Family Stores for many years.

She loved gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed putting peoples’ birthdays in the paper.

She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Mary is survived by a sister Anna Belle Straitiff; brothers Elmer Dobson and Clifton Dobson Jr. and wife Debbie; nephews Joshua Straitiff and Caleb Dobson; and a niece Desiree Dobson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son Christopher and a brother-in-law Josh Straitiff.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the Dora Evangelical Church. A funeral service will be held immediately following visitation at 1 p.m. with Pastor Wayne Taylor officiating.

Interment will be in Zion Cemetery, Porter Township.

Memorial donations may be made, in memory of Mary, to the Dora Evangelical Church , 2547 Dora Timblin Road, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 or to the ALS Association, Western PA Chapter, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15209.

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