Dorothy Lois Stumbo

Private family services for Dorothy Lois (Settles) Stumbo, 97, Lawrence, will happen at a later date.

She died Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

Dorothy was born November 17, 1920, near Garnett, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Jennie (Carleton) Settles.

She graduated from Rockville, Missouri High School in 1938.

During World War II she volunteered to serve in the Women’s Corp of the Navy (Waves). Trained as an Aviation Machinist in Memphis, Tenn. She worked on Naval Air Stations until the end of WWII.

In 1946 she married Fred Stumbo of Lawrence and spent the rest of her life in her chosen career of Faithful Wife and Mother.

Survivors include two sons, Michael of South Freeport, Maine and Donald of Iowa City, Iowa; two daughters, Sandy Low of Las Vegas, NV. Linda Gray of Bakewell, England; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Linda Settles...

The end of an era – last Settles of her generation. My late husband, Chuck Settles was her nephew. Although few and far between, we so enjoyed our visits with Aunt Dorothy and her beautiful family. My sincerest sympathy to all of you. You were fortunate to have her in your lives for so long.

From Ila J Russell...

So sorry for your loss – knew Fred and Dorthy years ago at the VFW. They were wonderful individuals.

From Richard Quinlan...

Dorothy and Fred were two of the nicest people Ive ever met. My best to the family.

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