Luebbert, Dorothy, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away on June 23, 2012. Dorothy Fay Embree was born on January 30, 1924 in Moberly, Missouri. She graduated from Hannibal LaGrange College (now University) in 1944, where she met Richard Luebbert, her husband of 67 years. She graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1955. She also did coursework at Mobile College. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Genevieve Embree and by infant daughter Mary Elda. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Richard W. Luebbert; children, Joy Bolton (Lee), R. Wesley Luebbert (Judy); grandchildren, Carol Bolton and Roscoe Bolton (Alexandria).
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Dorothy was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church, New Orleans, and active participant at First Baptist Church of Shelbyville and the Clayvillage Baptist Church. She was a member of the Hannah Sunday School Class and the Marshall Phillips Women on Mission group. She had also been a member of Homemakers in Shelby County. Dorothy served along side her husband in pastorates in Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. She was a leader in Woman's Missionary Union work, including serving in church and associational WMU positions. Dorothy was an avid reader and did beautiful needlework. She taught Sunday School and conversational English while living in New Orleans. She was also a substitute teacher in Jefferson and Orleans Parish schools. Dorothy and Richard traveled extensively through their participation in Baptist work, senior adult ministry, and personal trips. The Luebbert's visited 43 states and 36 countries.
Visitation will be at Shannon's Funeral Home, 1124 Main Street, Shelbyville on Tuesday, June 26 from 2 to 8 p.m. (www.shannonfuneralhome.com). Her funeral service will be Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. with burial at Grove Hill Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Wanda Lee Joy Fund WMU Foundation, 100 Missionary Ridge, Birmingham, AL 35242 www.wmufoundation.com or theKentucky WMU Heritage Fund Kentucky Baptist Foundation, PO Box 436389, Louisville, KY 40253-6389 www.kybaptistfoundation.org.
Published in The Sentinel-News from June 26 to June 27, 2012