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Doralyn Ann Dubbert

November 25, 1925 — December 4, 2020

Doralyn Ann Dubbert


Doralyn Ann (Gasper) Dubbert, 95, Cawker City, Kansas, died December 4, 2020, while under the care of the staff at the Hays Med-The University of Kansas Health Center, Hays, KS. Doralyn was born November 25, 1925, in Tipton, Kansas, the 12th child of Frank and Mary Gasper.

Doralyn received her education at the Holy Corner Catholic School, Tipton, KS. Upon entry, it was necessary for her to learn English since only German was spoken at home. She was a very bright and articulate individual, with an amazing memory unto her death. As a young woman, she worked for several family members after her graduation, honing her cooking and homemaking skills. Doralyn met her lifelong mate, Gerald C. Dubbert, in Tipton, KS. After two years of dating, they married on June 17, 1947. Together she and Gerald undertook a farming, cattle, and hog operation along Oak Creek in Mitchell County, KS, and years later, in 1967, they moved to her current residence in rural Downs, KS, because of their displacement due to the construction of Waconda Lake Reservoir. Gerald and Doralyn celebrated 52 years of marriage together prior to Geralds passing in May 2000.

Doralyns focus was always her beloved family. She was a devoted wife and mother. As a homemaker/farm wife, she was an excellent cook and seamstress. While she enjoyed baking and gardening, her loves were dancing, sewing, flower gardening, and embroidery work. She never had an idol hand. Travel became a highlight later in life with Gerald as they journeyed to various Navy reunions across the country. Bringing her family together for gatherings was always her greatest priority!

Doralyn was a member of the St. Marys Catholic Church, Downs, KS. Her faith and belief in God was the founding premise for how she lived life. She was involved in a variety of volunteer work activities, including assistance to the St. Marys Altar Society, the Cancer Society, and the VFW Auxiliary in Beloit, KS. She was often called upon to bake her famous pies for local funerals and civic meetings.

Doralyn was truly a beautiful woman inside and out. Her kind and caring heart was evident to all that she met. Friends often commented on her sweet and gentle spirit; and likewise, complimented her on her meticulous appearance and sense of style and grace. She was truly a great listener while quietly maintaining a fun sense of humor!

Those most appreciative of her life of strength and sacrifice were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by: Steve Dubbert, Cawker City, Rodney Dubbert (Renee), Johnstown, CO, Debby Loy (Wally), Barnard, Darla J. Fuertges (Don-deceased), Hays, Carolyn McDaneld (Kenny), Wellington; seven grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her parents; seven brothers; and four sisters; a great grandchild, Colten Christopher Dubbert, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be announced on a later date, but tentative arrangements are scheduled for May 29, 2021, at 10 am at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Tipton, KS, along with the inurnment at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the: St. Marys Catholic Church, Downs, KS, or the St. Boniface Church, Tipton, KS. Contributions made payable to the church of your choice may be sent in care of Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

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