Natalie Umbarger Dodd was born in Knox County, Tennessee on March 15, 1929. Natalie was the oldest child of Robert and Marcella Green Umbarger and sister to Richard, who was born in 1931.
Natalie married Robert Kauble in 1947 in Kokomo, Indiana where they welcomed the arrival of their children LeeAnn, Timothy and Michael. Natalie and family moved to Camdenton, Missouri in 1959, where Natalie resided for fifty-seven years. In Camdenton, Natalie worked for Jack’s Sporting Goods, Dickerson Supply Company and Jadico Limited for thirty-one years with a variety of responsibilities. Afterward, she worked for Work Connections of Camden County and served on the Camdenton City Council. Natalie later married Robert “Bob” Dodd of Camdenton.
Natalie passed away on June 11 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of eighty-eight years young. She is survived by her daughter, LeeAnn Taylor of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sons, Tim Kauble of Camdenton; and Mike Kauble of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marcella Green Umbarger; and her brother, Richard Scott.
A memorial service for Natalie will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 1:30 p.m. at New Life Nazarene Church in Camdenton, with Pastor Grant Foster officiating. Visitation will precede the service at 12:30 pm with a reception for friends and family following the service. Visitation and the reception will be held at New Life. Funeral arrangements are managed by Allee Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton.
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A memorial for Natalie has been established with Camdenton R-3 Education Foundation, PO Box 1409, Camdenton, Missouri 65020. The family requests donations in Natalie’s memory in lieu of flowers.