Mary Elizabeth (Huffman) Dobson, “Betty”, died at the age of 92 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville with her loving family by her side. Betty was born on Sunday, January 19, 1930, in North Bend, Ohio, the daughter of Harold Henderson “Pat” and Clara Mae “Sis” (née Naegle) Huffman. Betty graduated from Milan High School in 1948. She married her high school sweetheart, Barter Dobson, in 1948. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Milan where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, performed organ and piano, treasurer of the Missionary Society for 14 years and member of the Good Newsletter. Betty was very active in the Milan community, whether she attended school activities or participated in city activities. She was EMT for the city and served as Milan High School Secretary/Treasurer for 39 years. She was working at school when Milan won the 1954 national basketball championship. Betty enjoyed quilting, crafts, dancing, reading, word puzzles, and writing children’s poetry. She was also known for the golden shoes she wore. She loved animals, especially cats, and had many fur babies over the years. She and Barter loved to travel and spent many winters in Florida until Barter’s health declined. Betty and Barter’s greatest passion in life was babysitting and spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty will be sadly missed by her children, Karen Werner (Terry) of Batavia, Ohio, Richard Dobson (Carol) of Oldenburg, Indiana, and John Dobson, her caregiver, of Milan, Indiana; grandchildren Amy Werner (Mike), Carrie Hampson (Rodd), Josh Werner, Jeff Dobson (Laura), Jarrod Dobson (Sarah), Jordan Dobson and Joey Lynn Meer (Alex); great-grandchildren Justin Cundall, Jackson Cundall, Thomas Cundall, Tyler Dobson, Reese Dobson, Evan Hampson, Gavin Hampson, Faith Hampson, Gwendolyn Dobson, Fowler Meer and Brynnlee Meer.

Betty was predeceased by her husband Barter, her parents, Harold and Clara Huffman, her brother Bill Huffman and her great-grandson Connor Hampson.

Family and friends can gather to remember Betty from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Milan, 112 S Main Street, Milan, IN 47031, with Pastor Harris Long officiating. Interment will be at New Craven Cemetery. Memorials may be donated in Betty’s honor to the First Baptist Church of Milan, the Milan Fire Department, or the Milan Lions Club.

Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. Please visit our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to share your condolences and memories of Betty.


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