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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Mary W. (Dobnick) Sommerville

  • Mary W. (Dobnick) Sommerville passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2013 at Country Care, Easton, Kansas.
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  • Mary W. (Dobnick) Sommerville passed peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior on February 13, 2013 at Country Care, Easton, Kansas. Mary was born January 31, 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Olbert. She was married to Ray Dobnick on January 1, 1944 in Durango, Colorado. Ray, a Montgomery Wards Manager, was killed in an automobile accident May 16, 1970. A widow for twenty years, Mary lived in Leavenworth with her daughter Anna Beth, until 1990 when she married Harry Sommervile and moved to Overland Park, Kansas. In 1998 they moved to Marble Hill, Missouri where they built a house in a retirement community. In 2002, Harry died, in 2010 Mary returned to the Leavenworth Area. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, sister Dorothy Ainsworth, and son, Raymond Roy Dobnick, Jr. Roy had lived in Wichita Kansas and had retired after many years at Boeing. She is survived by her daughter, Anna Beth Dobnick Beard, of Leavenworth and Her Husband, Ro; Her brothers Philip H. Olbert of Omaha, Nebraska: two grandchildren Mary Carpenter and her husband Tony of Wichita and Thy Dark and her husband Phil of Kansas City, Kansas; five great grandchildren: Madison and Ajay Carpenter and Brandon, Olivia and Cameron Dark. She was also preceded in death by another grandchild, Raymond Roy Dobnick III.
    Mary's life was characterized by volunteerism shortly after moving to Leavenworth in 1958, she became a Red Cross Gray Lady, serving at Cushing Memorial Hospital in the geriatric section. Cushing became a major place for her to volunteer where she served on the hospital board as well as holding numerous positions on the auxiliary, to include president. She enjoyed chairing the miniature homes tour for Cushing, as well as the regular home tour event. She took great delight in assisting at the Cushing Gift Shoppe as well. For all of that, she was honored as Cushing First "Volunteer of the Year" another love for Mary was the Leavenworth Historical Society where she held numerous offices. She loved her part in the "Living Museum" where she was cast as a Victorian cook. Most of all Mary loved volunteering at church (The Overland Park Bible Chapel) where she taught Sunday school for years and was always a part of any hospitality going on. After moving to Marble Hill, Missouri, Mary added leisure to her volunteerism where she and husband Harry enjoyed ten or more Mississippi cruises on the famous Delta Queen.
    Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Davis Funeral Chapel follow by funeral service at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in the Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kansas.
    Memorial gifts may be made to Alpha Ministries International or The City Union Mission in Kansas City, Missouri.

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