Doris Ardelle Kubin

Doris Ardelle Kubin Abilene, Kansas

Doris A. Kubin

88, passed away Monday, March 9th, in Abilene. She was born April 15, 1926 in Upland, California, the daughter of Henry and Orpha (Zook) Ledy. Her parents returned to Kansas when she was 1 ½ years old and she grew up on a farm north of the Talmage. Doris attended local schools, graduated high school from Wesleyan Methodist Academy in Miltonvale and graduated from Marion College in Marion, Indiana with a B.S. in education. Her post graduate work was at Northwestern University, and K-State university. On January 20, 1952 she was married to Galen D. Kubin in McPherson. Most of their married life had been spent north of Abilene on their dairy farm. Doris loved being a mother and a homemaker but she also loved teaching. She had been employed as a teacher in Salina, Upland, CA and Abilene, later becoming a substitute teacher and tutor. With her parents, Doris was a founding member of the Abilene Wesleyan Methodist Church and was the last surviving original member. She had been devoted to the ministry of her church for many years, serving as organist, singing, and leading study groups. In midlife, Doris served as director of women's activities for her church organization on the state level. She always took a particular interest in young mothers and children, serving for a nearly a decade as mentor and leader/teacher of the local chapter of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). She was thrilled to be selected to travel to Washington DC during the Carter administration as part of the delegation representing the values of Focus on the Family. Doris enjoyed reading, playing her organ and piano, and in later years writing family and Wesleyan Church histories on her computer. She published a booklet for young women on the Proverbs 31. She was well along in writing of her book. One of her articles can be found in a recently published living history book on north central Kansas, titled “Sod Houses and the Dirty Thirties”
Survived by: Husband Galen Kubin Abilene
2 Daughters Gayle A. (Mike) Simpson Topeka
Dr. Susan D. (David) Thompson Clay Center
2 Grandchildren
1 Great-grandchild
2 Brothers Marvin (Lois) Ledy Abilene
Verl (Anna Mae) Ledy Herington
Funeral services will be held 1:30 PM Friday, March 13th, at the Danner Funeral Home with Rev Keith Nash officiating. Interment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 – 6:30 PM Thursday, March 12th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in her name be made to Hope For Haiti, a medical ministry of her youngest daughter Susan. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.

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