Doralyn Ann (Gasper) Dubbert, 95, Cawker City, KS, 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, KS, the 12th child of Frank & 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 & articulate individual, with an amazing memory unto her death. As a yong woman, she worked for several family members after her graduation, honing her cookig & homemaking skills. Doralyn met her lifelong mate, Gerald C. Dubbert, in Tipton, KS. After 2 years of dating, they married on June 17, 1947. Together she & Gerald undertook a farming, cattle, & hog operation along Oak Creek in Mitchell County, KS, & years later, in 1967, they moved to her current residence in rural Down, KS, because of their displacement due to the construction of Waconda Lake Reservoir. Gerald & Doralyn celebrated 52 years of marriage together prior to Gerald's passing in May 2000.
Doralyn's focus was always her beloved family. She was a devoted wife & mother. As a homemaker/farm wife, she was an excellent cook & seamstress. While she enjoyed baking and gardening, her loves were dancing, sewing, flower gardening, & 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. Mary's Catholic Church, Downs, KS. Her faith & 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. Mary's Altar Society, the Cancer Society, & the VFW Auxiliary in Beloit, KS. She was often called upon to bake her famous pies for local funerals & civic meetings.
Doralyn was truly a beautiful woman inside & out. Her kind & caring heart was evident to all that she met. Friends often commented on her sweet & gentle spirit; & likewise, complimented her on her meticulous appearance & sense of style & grace. She was truly a great listener while quietly maintaining a fun sense of humor!
The most appreciative of her life of strength & sacrifice were her children, grandchildren & 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; 7 grandchildren, & 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her parents; 7 brothers; & 4 sisters; a great-grandchild, Colten Christopher Dubbert, & numerous neices & nephews.
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St. Marys' Catholic Church
1312 Prentiss St., Downs KS 67437
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