Dorthy Irene Coble
Dorthy Irene Coble
A celebration of Life service for Dorthy Irene Coble, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2023 at First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri.
Mrs. Coble went to be with her Lord at 8:50 a.m., Saturday, December 17, 2022, at her home.
She was born July 26, 1940, at Thayer, Missouri, to Ernest Martin and Irene Lindsay Martin. On June 10, 1962, she was married at Thayer, Missouri, to Victor Coble. Dorthy was a loved and respected teacher for many years. She started her career in Springfield, Missouri in 1961 and taught in Montana, Washington, California and finished her teaching career at Richard’s school from 1991 through 2004. From there, Vic and Dorthy took off in their camper and went to many places in the United States and Canada, also traveling on their motorcycle and pitching a tent along their way. In their 60 year marriage, they traveled to all 50 states and Canada and Mexico. Dorthy loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, canoeing, gardening and her flowerbeds. She would always be the one to come away with a fish to eat for dinner at the campsite. Dorthy loved teaching Sunday school, working in the church library and helping in the food bank at First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Vic Coble, of the family home; one son, Doug Coble and wife, Susan, Cottonwood, California; one daughter, Cheryl Floyd and husband, J.R., Thayer, Missouri; four grandchildren, Garrett Coble, Redding, California, Rena Riemann and husband, Ben, Omaha, Nebraska, Jesse Morgan, West Plains, Missouri and Ben Dotson, Thayer, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, (her mother only surviving six days after her birth), one sister, Janice Holman and one great-nephew, Shane Cameron, preceded her in death.
Burial was held at Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
December 19, 2022 @ 10:52 am
Vic and family you are in our thoughts. She was always such a sweet person when I would run into you guys at the store.
Wes and Kari Moore
December 29, 2022 @ 12:48 pm
Mrs. Coble was one of the sweetest people that I ever had the privilege to teach with! She was an absolutely AMAZING lady! I was so very sorry to learn of her passing.
Edwin Woolsey – Retired
Richards R5 School District
January 3, 2023 @ 7:54 pm
My sympathy to you all in your loss of Dorthy. She was such a kind person and probably the most dedicated and thorough teacher that I have ever known. I enjoyed my time with her as a teacher at Richards.