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Dorothy Staab

May 4, 1922 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 97)


Dorothy Staab, 97, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and aunt went to her heavenly home August 29, 2019.

Dorothy was born on the spring day of May 4, 1922, on the family farm east of Catharine, Kansas.  She was the fifth child of eleven children born to Kilian and Anna Giebler.  Life was hard but love was plentiful.  Her life was centered around her religion and her faith in God.  Dorothy played guitar, piano, organ, and enjoyed playing in a band with her siblings, The No.: 1 Stringbusters.  She met the love of her life, Felix A. Staab, and was married October 12, 1943, after feeding the chickens and milking the cows on the day of her wedding.  He preceded her in death in 1960.

Of this union, three children were born:  Lambert (Jarilyn) Staab of Hays; Jeanette Stewart of Catharine; and Darrell (Jacque) Staab of Wichita.  Dorothy worked thirty-six years as a nurse’s assistant at St. Anthony and Hadley Hospitals, retiring at the age of seventy-seven.  She was a member of the Christian Mother’s Alter Society of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her three children.  Sisters:  Rosa Mae (Roe) Cobb of Chico, CA; and Betty Cain of Escondido, CA.  Also surviving are grandchildren:  Stan (Katrina) Staab; Larry Dean Staab and companion Gwen, all of Hays; Diana (Chris) Wilson of Rocklin, CA; and Misty Woodward of Manhattan, KS.

Great-grandchildren include:  Sharlie Staab; Spencer Staab; Taylor Staab; Jordan (Dylan) Pfeifer; Sabrina Wilson; Stewart Wilson; Aaron Wilson; and Jake Borashaski, and one great-great-grandchild:  Kasen Shelton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and siblings:  Felicitas (Litz); Francis; Germain; Kilian; Mary Ann; Mary Virginia (Ginny); Raymond, son-in-law: John Stewart, daughter-in-law: Rita Staab.

Funeral services will be 10 AM Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Catharine, KS. Burial will follow in the St. Catherine Cemetery, Catharine.

Visitation will be Monday, September 2, 2019 from 4 PM - 8 PM with a Rosary service at 6:30 PM by the Christian Mother's Alter Society of St. Catherine, followed by a Parish Vigil service at 7 PM all at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice at HaysMed and the Christian Mother’s Alter Society of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church – Catharine, KS.

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September 2, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brock's North Hill Chapel
2509 Vine Street
Hays, Kansas 67601

Funeral Service
September 3, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Catherine

Catharine, KS

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