Dorothy C. Harbin

Dorothy C. Harbin, 87, Hays, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at her son's home in Hays.

She was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to Charles and Catherine (Rusnak) Comoh. She attended local schools and later FHSU.

She married Calvin E. Harbin on June 26, 1947, in Wilkes-Barre. After World War II military service of her husband, they settled in Hays in 1952, where he was a professor at FHSU. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1976, and they both kept busy with voluntary and charitable organizations, including Meals on Wheels, VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries, St. Anthony Hospital and Hays Medical Center Auxiliaries.

She was a volunteer assistant at Hays Good Samaritan Home and a Eucharistic minister for St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She enjoyed crocheting and being a seamstress.

Survivors include her husband, of the home in Hays; a son, Ed Harbin, Hays; two daughters, Mary Solecki, Olathe, and Ruth Harbin Miles and husband, Sam, Madison, Va.; six grandsons and a granddaughter, Paul Solecki, Kevin Solecki, John Solecki, Patrick Solecki, Jeremy Harbin, James Harbin and Jill Davis; and six great-grandchildren, Braden Davis, Riley Davis, Logan Davis, Emily Davis, Calvin Harbin and Colton Harbin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Comoh Jr.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine.

A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Hays Medical Center Auxiliary or Humane Society of the High Plains in care of the funeral home.

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