Sister Rose Marie Dobyns: An Interview
I was the third girl of five children born to Benjamin Franklin and Besse Janes Dobyns on Nov. 8, 1930 in Mexico, Missouri. We three oldest girls -Betty, Jo [Jo Ann] and myself- got the privilege of naming the new baby. I remember the three of us sitting on the daybed together thinking up names. We decided that if the baby was a boy he would be named Johnny after our Grandfather, my mother’s father. If the baby was a girl we liked Sharon Lee for Our Lady, the Rose of Sharon. Sharon Lee it was. Read more.