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Barbara Jean ‘Bobbie’ Solon



WESTMORELAND, Kan. — Barbara Jean " Bobbie" Solon, 91, of Westmoreland, Kan., formerly of Mesa, Ariz., died Friday, May 11, at Westy Community Care Home. She had been a resident of the area since 2015 when she moved here to be close to family.

Bobbie was born Feb. 4, 1927, in Fort Scott, Kan., the daughter of Ernest and Barbara Diskin Knott. Bobbie's mother passed away when she was 3 and she was then raised by her aunt and uncle, Emmett and Lucy Dowling in Walnut, Kan.

She graduated from St. Francis High School in St. Paul, Kan., in 1945. After her graduation, she moved to California to be near her father and siblings. Bobbie married Carl Poindexter on June 5, 1948, in Long Beach, Calif. In 1960, Bobbie and Carl moved to Denver, Colo., where she did the bookkeeping for their family business, Poindexter Plumbing and Heating Specialties. Carl preceded her in death in 1987.

Bobbie moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 1989. She married John "Jack" Solon in 1992. They had a wonderful life together, cruising, traveling, golfing, dancing and enjoying parties with a large group of friends. Jack preceded her in death in 2008.

Online condolences may be made at

Solon-Telford Funeral Home

301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364


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