Dorotha Grace Jobe, 97, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Sikeston, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at 11:40 p.m. at Parkway Health Center in Little Rock, Ark. She was born on Dec. 13, 1908, in Essex to the late Tommy and Minnie Hurt Grace. She was a resident of Parma for 30 years and attended Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau. She lived in Blytheville, Ark., for 18 years and moved to Sikeston in 1956 where she lived for 47 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston, served on the administrative board, was president of United Methodist Women and taught Sunday School for 30 years. She served as chaplain of Chapter HB of P.E.O. and was an active leader in both Boy and Girl Scouts. She lived in Little Rock for the last two years. She married Paul Jobe on July 20, 1934, in Essex, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 1992.
She is survived by three daughters, Sue Poirier of Chatham, Mass., Kay Mahony of El Dorado, Ark., and Susan Patton of Santa Fe, N.M.; two sisters, Norma Thee of Blue Springs and Bonnie Humphrey of Tampa, Fla.; two granddaughters; nine grandsons; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Tom Jobe; two brothers, Doyle Grace and Cletis Grace; and three sisters, Trulia Rider, Christine Curry, and Neoma Hopkins.
Visitation was held from 12:30-2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, at the Dempster Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel with Rev. Geoff Posegate, pastor, officiating.
Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 682, Sikeston, Mo. 63801, or Parkway Health Center, 14324 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, Ark. 72211.