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Gilmer Stubby

November 15, 1930 — July 9, 2013

Gilmer Stubby, 82, passed away unexpectedly on July 9, 2013 in Wichita, Ks.

He was born in Durham, Kansas on November 15, 1930 to Jacob and Edna Stubby, the third oldest of nine children. He graduated from Lehigh Rural High School in 1948, and then went to work as a lineman for SouthWestern Bell. He married Dorothy McCarty, the love of his life, on February 18, 1951; they were together in marriage for over 62 years. Then on June of 1951 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. In May of 1953 he was transferred to Army Reserve and was honorably discharged June 19, 1959. He continued to work for SouthWestern Bell both as a lineman then later in his career as a Construction Foreman. He retired from Southwestern Bell in 1987 with 40 years of accredited service.

Gilmer was extremely active his entire life with hobbies that included basketball, bowling, dancing, pool shooting, camping, boating, water skiing, bird hunting, fishing and above all his favorite, big game hunting in Kansas and Montana. He loved the outdoors and spent most of his spare time in it. Almost every activity he was involved with included his wife and/or his kids; he lived to be around family.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Stubby of Newton, son Terry Stubby and wife Kim of Helena, Montana, daughter Sandy Flaming of Newton. Grandchildren Brandi Peterson of Townsend ,Montana, Brent Flaming of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Michelle Morris of Fall City, Washington, Kristal Flaming of Lincoln, Nebraska and Dustin Flaming of Newton; great grandchildren Emmeline Peterson of Townsend, Montana, Payton, Michael and Bennett Morris of Fall City, Washington and Abigail Flaming of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Brothers, Donovan, Loren, Rodney and Jerry Stubby, sisters Janet Hubbard and Helena Saylor, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parent’s, sister, Lila Wasemiller, and brother Earl Stubby.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday (July 13, 2013) at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday 1pm til 8pm where the family will receive friends between 6 and 8.

A memorial has been established with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.
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