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 ArVilla M <I>Geary</I> Hubbard

ArVilla M Geary Hubbard

Missouri, USA
Death 13 Feb 2017 (aged 79)
Burial Pleasant View Township, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 176332515 · View Source
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ArVilla M. Hubbard
June 24, 1937 - February 13, 2017

ArVilla M. Hubbard, 79, went to see family, friends and to be with her God at 10:45 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2017. She was born on the 24th day of June in the year 1937, on a small southwest Missouri farm, to Lavurne and Marie (Konske) Geary. Then, the family moved to a farm in southeast Kansas, where she attended Able school (a one room schoolhouse on the corner of Rouse and Centennial) from first to sixth grade. From there, she went to Southeast for junior high and graduates from College High School (part of then Kansas Teachers College, now Pittsburg State University) in 1955. As a student, she won awards in public speaking and drama, and in 1955 she took first place at State for her one-man act play of Minnie Pearl. Also in 1955, she was named homecoming queen. After leaving school, she worked at the Olathe School for the Deaf, where she rode the train from Olathe to Kansas City to Pittsburg. Moving back to Pittsburg, she went to work as a saleswoman and bookkeeper for stores in downtown Pittsburg, her favorite being the Jones Store. In 1958, she was introduced to Sam Hubbard by her cousin, Florine. They were married on August 2, 1959 and two years later, they had a son, Samuel L. Hubbard, Jr. After the store closed, she went to work for 20+ years as the Tupperware Lady, where as the manager of the Whirlybirds, she won many sales awards before retiring from Tupperware. Afterwards, she went to work for 18 years at Wal-Mart as a sales associate to department manager and back to sales associate. ArVilla left Wal-Mart once her health would no longer allow her to walk so far. She had open heart surgery in 2013. Membership was held in the St. John Lutheran Church. She was a loving wife and mother and friend to all she met. Survivors include, a son, Samuel “Skeets” Hubbard, one sister, Opal Brown and cousin’s, Bobby Geary, Larry Osborn, and Florine Stultz, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two beloved sisters, Margaret Osborn and Dorothy Mayers. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17) at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Wehrman officiating. Burial will follow in the Crocker Cemetery. A visitation will be held at Brenner Mortuary Thursday, (Feb. 16) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, KS 66762. Online condolences may be left at Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS.

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  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for ArVilla M Geary Hubbard (24 Jun 1937–13 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176332515, citing Crocker Cemetery, Pleasant View Township, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Forever Searching † (contributor 47578585) .