Dorothy Ruth Stallbaumer, of Wellington, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs, Kansas at the age of 92.
She was born the daughter of Stephen R. and Sarah Pearl (Dieffendefer) Garrity on October 15, 1927 in Wellington, Kansas. Dorothy was a 1945 Wellington High School graduate. She spent the rest of her life as a loyal fan of the Wellington Crusaders where she watched her children and grandchildren compete in sports. "Mama Stall" was a team mom and loved having the teams over on gameday for Sloppy Joe's and chili. Her kids friends knew they were always welcome for a game of cards.
On September 9, 1950, Dorothy and Roger Stallbaumer, Sr. were united in marriage in Wichita, Kansas. Together they celebrated nearly 50 years of marriage before his passing in June of 2000.
Dorothy was a faithful member of St. Anthony Catholic Church where she and her family stayed actively involved. She was a longtime supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Outside of the home, Dorothy worked for many years as a manager at Kerr McGee gas station. Above all, she was a wonderful mother and grandmother that never let her children leave without telling them, "Good Night, God Bless You and I Love You." She will be missed by all that knew her.
Survivors include her daughter, Terri Cornejo of Conway Springs, Kansas; son, Roger Stallbaumer and his wife Julia of Wellington, Kansas; son, Bob Stallbaumer and his wife Janelle of Wichita, Kansas; son, Joe Stallbaumer and his wife Barbara of Wellington, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Kim Stallbaumer of Wellington, Kansas; daughter, Mary Lynn Patterson and her husband Toby of Canyon, Texas; son, Scott Stallbaumer of Wellington, Kansas; 20 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert Garrity of Weslaco, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, John Stallbaumer; daughter, Beverly Stallbaumer; brother, Stephen Garrity, sisters: Helen Meyer, Mary Buzzell, Jo Oldridge, Pauline Wetta and Nonie Schmitz.
A visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 14, 2020. Please adhere to the current public gathering guidelines when attending. Facemasks and social distancing are requested.
Due to COVID-19 and associated church restrictions, a private Rosary and private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Anthony-St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington, Kansas. Interment will take place at Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington, Kansas.
A memorial has been established in her name and loving memory with the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.
To share a memory, leave condolences or sign her digital tribute wall, visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Cornejo Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.
Posted online on August 14, 2020