Melba Jo Dodds
Melba J. Dodds
77, passed away Tuesday, June 21st, in Enterprise. She was born February 3, 1939 in Concordia, the daughter of Joseph E. and Melba C. (Tucker) Dodson. Growing up in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, Melba attended local schools and graduated from Topeka High School in 1958. On February 14, 1959, she was married to Ralph J. Dodds. The early years of their marriage were spent in Topeka until moving to Enterprise in 1970. Melba was employed by various nursing homes as a food service supervisor. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, garage sales and cooking. Melba was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Nancy Kmak; a son, Kirk Dodds and a sister Patricia Pitts.
She is survived by: her husband, Ralph Dodds of Enterprise; four sisters; Sandra R. Baer of Paxico, Janice K, Roberts of Topeka, Marsha J. Green of Wichita, Dianne R. Dahl of Ft Charlotte, Florida and three grandchildren.
The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 29th, at the Enterprise United Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Walls officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.
The family suggest memorial contributions in her name be made to the Melba Dodds Memorial Fund. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.