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Eva Durham Dodson, 91

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Eva Durham Dodson, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Sayre Christian Village in Lexington.

Born February 5, 1922 in Hart County, KY, she was the daughter of the late Ed and Lilly Durham. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Marshall Dodson, in 1975, one sister, and two brothers.

She is survived by her sister, JoAnn Heath, Bonnieville, KY; three sons, James Jr. (Susan) Dodson, C. Edward (Ceeney) Dodson, Albert (Jeanette) Dodson; four grandsons, Eric, Tom, Mike and Lee Dodson; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Isaac Dodson and many nieces and nephews.

Eva was a life-long learner, graduating from the University of Ky while raising a family. She enjoyed international travel, nature hikes, gardening, playing card and word games, and above all, daily Bible reading and church activities. She was a sixty year member of Immanuel Baptist and Woodland Avenue Baptist churches.

Eva was the first female office manager for the Nabisco Company during WWII, was secretary for the KY Board of Examiners in Watchmaking and retired as a supervisor, counselor and teacher at Oakwood Mental Health in Somerset, KY.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Friday at Milward-Southland where the funeral service will be held at 1 pm Saturday. The burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home, 3775 Belleau Wood Drive, Lexington, KY 40517.

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