Born Sept. 3, 1948 in Binghamton, NY, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Maude Rogers St. John. She graduated from Afton Central High School in the Class of 1967. She attended the Baptist Bible College, Johnson City, NY as well as the Ridley/Lowell School of Business, Binghamton, NY. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Philadelphia College of Bible and Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit. Soon thereafter she met and married Michael Dodd of Windsor, NY on March 27, 1976. She then served with her husband at First Baptist Church, South Otselic, NY for four years, then eleven and a half years at the Bible Baptist Church at Lake Katrine, NY, and the past 16 years at the Evergreen Christian Church, Evergreen.
Noreen loved music, especially singing. She had a beautiful voice and participated in the choir, often singing solos. She enjoyed teaching the Bible to all of the many parishioners over the years. She especially loved spending time playing games with her children and grandchildren. She had loving open arms to everyone and loved to serve her people and spend time laughing with them or making them laugh.
Surviving are her spouse, Michael, at home; sons, Matthew (Jennifer) Dodd of Harpursville, NY, Benjamin (Hope) Dodd of Dallas; daughter, Marcia (Jared) Hale of Greece, NY; grandchildren, Makayla, Twyla, Sierra, Everett, Alex, Braedon, Elizabeth, Kaydence, Clayton, Savannah, Dawson and Ezekiel; sisters, Marie Butts of Cherry Valley, NY, Sharon (Charles) Britton of Abington, PA; brother, Roger St. John of Afton, NY and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Christian Church, Evergreen, with the Pastor Kenneth Doyle of Valley View Baptist Church, Valley Meadows, NY, officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen.
Friends may call on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evergreen Christian Church, 23 Szemple Lane, New Albany, (Evergreen).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in her name to the Evergreen Christian Church, 103 North Street, New Albany, PA 18833.
Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing.
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