Marks Mortuary - Wood River Illinois

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Wilma Louise Dobey, 82, passed away 10:14 pm, Sunday, December 27, 2020 at her residence.

Born June 14, 1938 in Roxana, she was the daughter of Frank and Mildred (Grant) Smith.

She had worked as a clerk for Campbell's Market and Matt's Grocery before turning to her love of baking, making cookies and cakes for weddings and other special events.

Wilma was a member of the Hartford Women's Club and South Roxana Dad's Club Auxiliary.

She married Virden Dwight Dobey on August 25, 1955 in Hartford.  He died December 17, 2012.

Surviving are two daughters, Starla Dobey of Hartford, LaDonna (Tim) Cobine of Wood River; two grandchildren, Benjamin Cobine, Stacy (Richard) May; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Francis (Lawrence) James of Collinsville and Susie (John) Lavite of Bethalto.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters, Shirley Smith, Dorothy Robinette and Virginia Neer.

Family services will be conducted at 9:30 am, Thursday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.