Archive for Thursday, September 6, 2001

Dolbier services

September 6, 2001


Services for Helen E. Dolbier, 97, Lawrence, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Dolbier died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 2, 1903, in Tallula, Ill., the daughter of Guy Ground and Maude (Gorrill) Harshberger. She attended Barker Elementary School and graduated from Lawrence High School. She attended Emporia State Teachers College and Kansas State University, and she graduated from Kansas University in 1925.

She lived in Germany, California, West Point, New York City and Schenectady, N.Y.

Mrs. Dolbier taught at Lincoln School in Hawaii as an exchange teacher. She moved back to Lawrence in 1949. She taught at Cordley School and owned and operated her own preschool, retiring in 1968.

Mrs. Dolbier was a founding member and 50-year member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma society in 1942. She also was a member of First Baptist Church and the church's Keenager, Bible study group and Sarah Circle; Daughters of the American Revolution; Minervian Literary Club; Ventura Club; Bridge Beauties Club; Lecompton Historical Society; Douglas County Historical Society; Merry Matron's Club; Lawrence Country Club; Alvamar Country; and Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

She married John L. Dolbier in 1942. He died June 4, 1989.

Survivors include numerous cousins.

A daughter, Paula Dolbier, died in 1971.

Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church.

The family suggests memorials to First Baptist Church, Lawrence Humane Society or a charity of the donor's choice, and they may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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