Obituary of Dorothy I. Struble

Dorothy Irene Struble, age 87, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the Medicalodge of Ft. Scott.  She was born April 12, 1934, in Wallingford, Connecticut, the daughter of Joseph J Hubert and Irene Kosa Hubert.

She married Donald Lee Struble on March 5, 1952, at Rockville, Maryland.  Her husband, Don, was serving with the United States Air Force.  During this time, Dorothy and Don made their home in Florida, Virginia and Alaska.  Following retirement, they moved to Mulvane, Kansas for several years and then to Ft. Scott which was Don’s hometown.

Some of Dorothy’s best memories were made on the beach and at the lake in Connecticut.  She enjoyed being outside and taking care of her yard.  She enjoyed having her grandchildren come and spend the week with her where she took them on shopping trips to Wal-Mart and the Salvation Army Thrift Store.  She collected birdhouses and sunflowers.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Rather, of Mulvane, Kansas and her son, Tom Struble, of Panama City Beach, Florida, four grandchildren, Chris (Megan) and their children, Paetyn, Beckett and Graham; Ryan (Jayme) and their children, Westyn and Vivian; Brandon (Angelia) and their children, Caylee and Trenton and Kyle and his children, Ellie and Henrik.  Also surviving are a brother, Conrad Hubert and two sisters, Nancy Hart and Janet Matthews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Don, on May 17, 2005 and two sons, Donnie in 2017 and Ronnie in 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, July 6th at the U. S. National Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Wreaths Across America and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.