“Dube” Wilda June Lynch of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed from this life on June 25, 2018, at The Communities of Wildwood Ranch.
Dube was born April 5, 1926, in rural Cherokee County. She was a graduate of Riverton High School and taught at Kingman, Kan. after graduation. She married Dennis Edward “Ed” Lynch on July 6, 1945. After his return from overseas service they lived for a time in Denver, Colo. She excelled at sewing, cooking and gardening and embroidered dozens of quilts that she hand quilted. She especially enjoyed putting together Halloween costumes for herself and Ed and then the children when they came along.
When her children were older, Dube was employed at Cramer Groceries and Yellow Freight Systems. Dube and Ed operated an insurance agency for a number of years. She volunteered at the Ministerial Alliance Thrift Shop as treasurer. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Baxter Springs, from the time she was a young mother an eventually attended with four generations of her family.
Dube is survived by her daughter Connie Gaines and her husband Bill, her son Kent Lynch and his wife Dana, grandson John Gaines and wife Tina, granddaughter Diana Sly and husband Victor, great-granddaughters Samantha Beck and husband Josh, Hailey Arehart and husband Blake, Jennifer Gaines and Victor Sly. Additional survivors include one sister, Hilda Harris of Mesa, Arizona, and many nieces and nephews.
Dube was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Lynch, son Keith Lynch, granddaughter Elizabeth Lynch, her parents Homer and Eva Potter, brothers John Potter and Homer Oliver Potter, Jr., sisters Maybelle Derfelt, Margaret Buckmaster, Helen Fry, Twyla (Eckler) Aiken, Hilma Marcoux, Wanda Koppel. And Evalee (Kirk) Poole.
Visitation will be held at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel, on July 5, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., July 6, 2018, at the First Christian Church, Baxter Springs, Kan. Reverend Cody Graves will officiate. Internment of cremains will follow the services at the Lowell Cemetery.
The family thanks the Communities at Wildwood Acres for 18 months of loving care provided to Dube and to Three Rivers Hospice Services for a month of love and support for Dube and her family.
Floral tributes are welcomed. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Little Lites Learning Center in care of the church or Derfelt’s. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.