Obituary published September 11, 2012 in The Mexico Ledger

Dulcie K. Stubblefield, 94, of Mexico, Missouri, died September 9, 2012, at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born August 10, 1918, near Hallsville, Missouri, the second of three children of Clyde and Nina Chrisman. On June 4, 1949, she married William M. Stubblefield, who preceded her in death in 2002.
Dulcie often told stories of her childhood, when she and her siblings rode horses to school and, in winter, sometimes stepped right over the tops of snow-drifted fences. She worked for many years at the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Mexico, leaving that job before her first child was born in 1954. From then on, she devoted all her love and energy to raising her children and making a happy home for her family. Her greatest joy was to host family gatherings. She was a wonderful, "down-home" cook whose cinnamon rolls, light-as-air waffles, and whipped potatoes were particular family favorites.
Dulcie was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church for over 60 years. She was joined there by her extended family every Christmas Eve, a tradition she especially cherished. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the church (122 East Promenade Street, Mexico, Missouri 65265).
Dulcie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Billie Sue and Dave Raboin, of Mexico; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Cheri Stubblefield, of Carrollton, Texas; two granddaughters, Leanne and Natalie Raboin, of Mexico; and one grandson and his wife, Joey and Heather Raboin, of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Besides her husband, Dulcie was preceded in death by her brother, Elvin (Chris) Chrisman, and her sister, Lena Mundy.
Services will be held on Wednesday, September 12, at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon and the funeral service will follow immediately at 2:00. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
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