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DORIS PAULINE HILLS WOBKER SUMMERS

Doris Pauline Hills Wobker Summers, 84, Ottawa, died Jan. 6, 2013.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, followed by burial at the Osawatomie Cemetery. Visitation is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the chapel.

She was born Oct. 16, 1928, near Lane, the daughter of Ansel and Jessie Doman Hills.

She married Lawrence Dewaine Wobker June 30, 1947, in Osawatomie. They had three children, Larry Dean, James Lyle and Tony Lynn. Lawrence died Sept. 30, 1973, and six years later she married Paul Randall Summers July 6, 1979, in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death March 9, 2011.

Doris grew up on a farm in rural Franklin County.

She graduated from Lane High School in 1946.

She was a farmer’s wife and milked cows, had a garden, ran the household, was the accountant and, in her later years, adequately spoiled the grandchildren. She loved to read. Books, magazines, newspapers — she read them all. She read to her children often and early in their lives. Her boys benefited vastly from this attention, which also made it much easier for them through their years of schooling.

In her later years, milking the Holsteins was replaced by feeding the birds and bird watching. The heavy-duty garden was replaced by flowers of all varieties and pots of ornamental plants.

She was a longtime member of the Spring Ridge Ladies Aid and had a large number of quilts to show that her association with that organization was very fruitful.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ansel and Jessie Hills; sister, Martha Jean Lash; brother, Cleo Allen Hills; and husbands, Lawrence Wobker and Paul Summers.

Survivors include her sisters, Fern Marie Lee, Dorothy Mae Chrisjohn and Delores Elaine Dyer; and brother, Asa Lloyd Hills; sons, Larry Wobker and his wife, Betty, Clemmons, N.C., Lyle Wobker and his wife, Rita, Paola, and Lynn Wobker and his wife, Darlene, Osawatomie; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Midland Hospice or Christian Care Cottage through Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, (913) 294-2372.

Condolences may be made at www.PenwellGabelPaola.com and www.ottawaherald.com

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