Dorothy “Irish” Lubberts



Dorothy “Iris” Lubberts

Dorothy “Irish” Lubberts of Olathe, KS passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015.

She was born in Fort Worth, TX to Robert and Emalyn Kyle in 1917. She grew up in Graham, Mo, graduated college at Northwestern University and taught school in Hamilton, MO. She spent a brief time at the Pasedena Playhouse acting in several plays; and joined the first WAVES division of the US Navy in 1942; where she was attached to the Naval intelligence and Judge Advocates Office as a decoding specialist.

She met Albert “Ace” Lubberts in Hawaii and they were married in 1945. She and Al made their home in Olathe, KS where Irish taught school at Olathe High School (Olathe North).

She is survived by her 3 children; Jeffry K. Lubberts of Overland Park, Albert “Skip” C. Lubberts of Olathe, and Monique Morgan of New York; her 4 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Salvation Army.


Thursday, July 02, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Penwell-Gabel – Olathe Chapel
14275 Blackbob Rd
Olathe, KS  66062


Friday, July 03, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Aberdeen Village, 17500 W 119th St, Olathe, KS


Leavenworth National Cemetery

6 Responses

  1. Loved your mom and your family. She took us young teachers under her wing and taught us more than a thing or two. She was full of life and fun — a truly unforgettable character!

  2. What a great lady,veteran,teacher. I am proud to have known her. David Bray OHS 1968

  3. Sending thoughts and prayers to the Lubberts family.

  4. Mrs. Lubberts was a my all time favorite high school teacher. Loved her style and her high expectations. A really wonderful lady.

  5. A feisty, funny, fabulous teacher, Irish Lubberts was our debate coach in her first year (1965) in that assignment. The topic was the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and here we are 50 years later with the same (Iran) concerns. I visited her at Aberdeen Village in summer 2009, and she still had a sharp memory and wit at 92. Her students NEVER forgot her or her influence on our young lives. Bob Kearney, Asheville, NC — OHS 1966.

  6. sympathy to you her family.she made a difference in so many lives.always thought so much of her.your dad and her were a wonderful couple.

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