Doris Mae (Talbot) Sobba Kueser, age 96, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Parkview Heights, Garnett, Kansas.
Doris was born in El Dorado, Kansas, on December 23, 1920, to Ernest and LaVelle (Swisher) Talbot.
Her childhood was spent in several towns in Oklahoma and in Sugar Valley, east of Garnett, Kansas. In 1939, she graduated from Garnett High School. She married Augustine "Gus" Sobba September 5, 1941. They lived in New Jersey two years before returning to Garnett. In 1952, the family moved to Towanda, Kansas. Gus passed away in 1969. Doris moved back to Garnett when she married James Kueser in 1991.
First and foremost, Doris was a homemaker. She was a very generous and outgoing person who loved people. Her family was a special source of pride. Her love of children lead to babysitting and working at the Towanda Elementary lunchroom after she became a widow. A devoted Royals and Chiefs fan, she rarely missed a game. Her passion was cooking, especially baking pies, a gift to those who shared in her bounties. Her life was all about bringing joy to others.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and LaVelle Talbot; first husband, Augustine "Gus" Sobba; second husband, James Kueser; son-in-law, Larry Brady; grandson, Alan Brady; and stepson, Leland Kueser.
Those remaining to cherish her memory are her daughter, Amy Brady and husband Ronald Jones of Muskogee, Oklahoma; son, Richard Sobba and wife Sandra of Towanda, Kansas; three granddaughters, Roni Shindler and husband Mike, McCloud, Oklahoma; Jennifer Brady and husband Kevin Erdmann, Gilbert, Arizona; Christy Watkins and husband John, Augusta, Kansas; great grandchildren, DeWayne Schindler and wife Lunar; Cody Shindler; Aaron Watkins; Adam, Keegan, and Paige Erdmann; Allison Brady; sister, Gladys Zwiener of Garnett; brother, Gene Talbot of Kansas City, Missouri; stepchildren, Jeanette Lutz and husband John, Leland Kueser's wife Alberta, Connie Beckwith and friend Terry Feuerborn, Gail Kueser and wife Debbie, Dale Kueser and wife Sandra of the Richmond, Kansas area; thirteen step-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Doris will lie in state at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel on Sunday from Noon until 4:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Doris' Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017 at the First Christian Church in Garnett. Visitation with the family will immediately follow the service. Graveside service will be conducted at Towanda Cemetery, Towanda, Kansas at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Afterwards, the family will receive friends at the Senior Center in Towanda.
In lieu of flowers, you may make memorial contributions to St. Jude's Research Hospital.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com