Dorothy Elizabeth (Kaufman) Bay, 98, of Russell, Kansas, entered into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the home of her son and beloved daughter-in-law in College Station, Texas. She was born May 22, 1922, on the family farm south of Dorrance in Russell County Kansas to Carl and Carrie (Cook) Kaufman. Dorothy graduated from Dorrance High School with the class of 1940.
She met her future husband, Edd, at a dance and they were united in marriage on April 24, 1941. Edd and Dorothy made their home in Russell, and were blessed with a son, Darrell Edward, on December 22, 1942. Shortly thereafter Edd was drafted into the US Army and Dorothy, with son in tow, returned to reside with her parents until her husband returned from the WWII Pacific Theater in 1945. The family then returned to their home in Russell where Dorothy served as a devoted wife and mother until Darrell went off to college. At that time, she went to work as a dental assistant in the office of Dr. E.J. Kuhn where she remained employed for the next 25 years. Dorothy and Edd were loyal to each other for 50 years until his death on April 7, 1992. Dorothy remained in her Russell home until 2015 at which time she moved to College Station, Texas, where she resided with her son and daughter-in-law until her death. Dorothy was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church Women’s Auxiliary and spent numerous hours volunteering her service to the Lord’s work. She also spent many years volunteering at the Russell Hospital Auxiliary. She loved to crochet and made numerous items
as gifts for her family and friends.
Left to cherish her loving memory is her son Darrell Edward Bay and daughter-in-law Ann LaRhea (Query) Bay, a granddaughter Laura Elizabeth and husband Michael Scott Williams, and two great-grandchildren Christina Baylee and Suzanne Michelle Williams, all of College Station, Texas, and one sister Leona Champion of San Jose, California.
She is preceded in death by her parents Carl and Carrie, husband Edd, brothers Lloyd and Orville Kaufman, and sisters Helen Stickney, LaFernPrediger, and Carol Herber.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to either St. John’s Lutheran Church, 425 North Main Street, Russell, Kansas 67665 or to Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 Rio Grande Blvd, College Station, Texas 77845.
Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Russell City Cemetery in Russell, Kansas. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, who is in charge of these arrangements.