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Dorothy Brown

March 17, 1922 — January 30, 2021


Dorothy (Dottie) Inman Brown of Paducah passed away of natural causes on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Providence Point in Paducah, KY.

Dottie was born on March 17, 1922 in Benton, Kentucky to the late Sam Lee Inman and Nancy Artie Inman. From her parents, Dottie inherited her strong work ethic, Baptist faith, and a life-long love of her family farm. She grew up on a farm on Shaffer Road in Paducah, KY. There, her father worked as a truck farmer, waking up at 3 a.m. to get the best spot on Market House Square to sell his produce. Dottie liked to brag that she started working picking strawberries when she was four years old, noting that they thought she couldn’t manage a hoe so she pulled up the grass by hand. Dottie was an early bird, like her father. Friends and family fondly recall that she would wake up at 4 a.m. to work by flashlight in her beloved flower garden before going to work at the A & P Grocery because she got home after dark.

Dottie married Robert (Bob) Brown in 1969; and they kept each other laughing until Bob’s death 28 years later. The couple enjoyed an active social life, traveling, and fundraising through parades and conventions for Bob’s Shriners and Dottie’s Daughters of the Nile and Eastern Star masonic organizations. Anywhere she visited, she was always ready to come home to “the country,” her beloved family farm. Dottie worked at the A & P Grocery for 29 years, retiring when the grocery closed for business. She was a life-long member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

To her 4 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, Dottie had several names. She was Grandma, Grammie, Mama Dot, and Ree Ree. She was the quick-witted, plain spoken, funny, and incredibly kind person at the heart of her family.

Dottie is survived by her son, James Lee Mobley of Paducah, and his wife Barbara; her daughter-in-law, Amy Mobley of Paducah; three grandchildren, Kelly Harris of Paducah and her husband, Ray; Ronda Salyer of Paducah and her husband Bobby; and Angie Verzi of Paducah and her husband, Joe; her grand-daughter-in-law, Erin Miranda Mobley of Paducah; and twelve great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Brown; son, Ronnie Dale Mobley; grandson, Patrick Mobley; her brother, Larry Inman of Dearborn, Michigan; and her parents.

A graveside service for Dottie will be held at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Maplelawn Cemetery in Paducah with Rev. Mickey Brown officiating.

Visitation for the immediate family will be held from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Milner and Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in memory of Dottie Brown to Shriner's Hospitals for Children or to the charity of your choice.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery

1335 N 13th St, Paducah, KY 42001

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