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Jeannette K. Suber

October 8, 2018

Maple Hill—Jeannette K. Suber, 75, passed away Monday, October 8, 2018 at the Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born May 9, 1943 in Des Moines, IA. the daughter of Floyd and Eva Sylvester Robbins. She had 5 siblings, Harold, Dale, Wayne, Howard and Myrna.  Jeannette graduated from Lincoln High School in 1961. She did her undergraduate studies at Drake University and also received her doctorate of Pharmacy from Drake where she was the number one student of her class.

Jeannette was a pharmacist and last worked for Dillon’s Grocery Stores, retiring in 2012. She was a member of the Maple Hill Community Congregational Church where she sang in the choir. Jeannette was a member and past president of the Board for Midland Hospice Care in Topeka. She was very instrumental in the growth of Midland moving it from a small hospice to a multi-million dollar organization.

Jeannette was preceded in death by brothers, Dale, Wayne and Harold. She was married to Allen L. Dickes until 1985. She married Jim Suber on May 20, 1988 at the Old Stone Church in Maple Hill. He survives her loss.

Other survivors include her daughter, Lori Dickes (Keith Housand), Clemson, SC; three grandchildren (by Lori), Ally, Tim and Sam Housand; step-sons, Joe Suber, Olathe, and Andy (Stephanie) Suber, Lawrence; a brother, Howard (Pattie) Robbins, Des Moines; a sister, Myrna Smith, Des Moines; and two step-grandchildren, Ellie and Ben Suber.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Maple Hill Community Congregational Church. Interment will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Suber will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.


Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Care or the Maple Hill Community Congregational Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.


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12 thoughts on “Jeannette K. Suber

  1. Jim, Sharon and I are so sorry hear of Jeanette’s passing. It has been our privilege to get to know you both as good friends through the Farmer’s Market. She was such a huge part of your life we know you feeling of loss must be great. Please know you have friends who are willing and eager to to help you through this difficult period in your life.

  2. My sympathy to your family on the loss of Jeannnette. She was a very kind and caring person. Always ready to help another person.

  3. We were so sorry about your losing Jeannette. She was always so sweet to us at Dillon’s Pharmay.
    May you find comfort in our Lord. Praying for you.

  4. Jim: as one of your neighbors and friends, we will miss seeing Jeannette’s great smile. The entire family has our sympathy for your loss.

  5. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible (Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29). Those who are raised to life on a restored paradise earth will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, and death (Revelation 21:4). These and other comforting Bible verses and thoughts can be found at jw.org.

  6. To Jim Suber,
    We are saddened by the loss of your wife. May God be a comfort to you and your family.

    Pauline & Joe Conley

  7. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed. May she rest in peace. We will miss her smile and words of wisdom. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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