Barbara Ann Dolan
Barbara Ann Dolan, 93, of Springfield, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Regency Nursing Care Residence. She was born October 26, 1921 in Henry County, MO to Albert and Clayta (Parks) Dunning. She married James Morgan Bridges in 1943 and he preceded her in death. She later married Jack Dolan, Jr., and he survives. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include one daughter, Marti Bridges of Boise, ID; one son, Jan (Jayne) Bridges of Tallahassee, FL; step-children, Jim (Virginia) Dolan of Springfield, Jack (Julie) Dolan, III of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Beth Karita of Harrison, ID and Amy (Todd) Beck of Greensboro, NC; six grandchildren, Aki Karita, Ryan Dolan, Kelby Dolan, Megan Edwards, Jenna Haverhals and Noah Beck.
She was a resident of Decatur for 40 years and of Springfield for 20 years. She was an original “Rosie the Riveter” and helped build ships in California for the troops during WWII. She was a homemaker and community leader, active Democrat and precinct committeeman, former member of Eastern Star, and was an Alumni of Drury College in Springfield, MO.
The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the staff of Regency Nursing Care Residence in Springfield and Primrose Senior Care Facility in Decatur for their excellent care and support.