Gracie Jean Dobkins


Gracie Jean Dobkins, 67, Greenwood, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4 in Indianapolis.

She was born March 4, 1949 in Burnside, Kentucky to Jesse and Magdalene (Davis) Cook.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacy (Bill) Skillman of Greenwood; fiancé Brent M. Bingham of Greenwood; three brothers, Butch Cook, Merle (Rita) Cook, and Bobby Cook, all of Somerset, Kentucky; one sister, Ruby Goff of Somerset, Kentucly; grandchildren, Ashley (Ray) Haltom and Drew (Brittany) Skillman; and three great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her loving dogs, Maddy and Little Dear.

Jean loved spending time gardening and canning.

What a beautiful gift our heavenly father blessed us with when He gave us Gracie Jean Dobkins, a priceless treasure! She poured herself out for the ones she loved; and she loved everyone. No one was a stranger to her.

She blessed the lives of everyone around her and made life beautiful. Just as she tended to and nurtured her gardens, so she did with the people around her. She blessed us with the ability to thrive through her faith, compassion, encouragement, and measureless love. She will forever be the most beautiful of flowers in the garden of our hearts.

Visitation hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street. Rev. James H. Dodson will officiate a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

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