Barbara Ellen Dost

Sep 17 2013

A Memorial service for 83 year old Barbara Ellen Dost of Cookeville will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Dwight Henry will officiate.

Mrs. Dost’s family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 pm until service time at the funeral home.

Dost died Sunday, September 15 at home in Cookeville, TN. surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 7, 1929, in Merrill, Michigan to the late Chauncey and Ruth Witchi Shebester.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew John Dost; son, John Dost; and brother, Joseph Shebester.

Barbara was gifted with a loving, kind, caring, compassionate, and accepting personality. She naturally thought of others first and put their needs ahead of her own. She was a blessing to her entire family.

She loved reading to take her away to exotic places, watching game shows to challenge her mind, and taking long walks with her family to enjoy nature and keep fit.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Jim Loy of Smithville, Gail and David Gentry of Cookeville; sister, Mary Dost of Fair Play, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Dorothy Shebester of Crescent City, FL; numerous nieces and nephews; and special pet dog, Harley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avalon Hospice, 1080 Neal St, Suite 300, Cookeville, TN 38501 or Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cancer Care Fund, One Medical Center Blvd., Cookeville, TN 38501.

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