Dorothy Mae Binger

Dorothy Mae Binger, age 93, of Iola, Kansas passed away, Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Allen County Hospital, Iola.

Dorothy was the only child born to Emil and Ruthail (Sharp) Hoepker. She was born on May 16, 1924 on the family farm southeast of Humboldt. Dorothy attended one year of high school in Humboldt before her family moved to Chanute, where she graduated from Chanute High School. Following school she worked at the Warwick Wax Company as a secretary and then as a typist at the Welfare Office in Chanute before getting married. On March 20, 1946, Dorothy married John Henry Binger at Iola. Their union was blessed with one daughter, Norma. They made their home on the Binger farm southeast of Humboldt, where Dorothy worked on the farm along with John. John preceded her in death on November 17, 1959. Dorothy remained on the farm until 1967, when she and Norma moved to Iola. Dorothy was an avid baseball fan; she was overjoyed when her Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016. She enjoyed working outside and she especially loved growing tomatoes and strawberries.

Her parents, her husband, John, and her son in law, Randy DeBacker preceded her in death.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Norma DeBacker of Iola; two granddaughters, Tonya Keel of Newton, Kansas and Kristi Sanchez of Gardner, Kansas; seven great-grandchildren, Cody, Jastin, and Jadyn; Katlyn, Michael, Nicole, and Gabriel.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Humboldt, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt. The family will greet friends from 6:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday evening at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, 1883 US Hwy 54, Iola, Kansas 66749. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be left at