Flora Belle Schaffhauser Dubach was born on Oct. 13, 1926 to Werner and Mary Martha (Leifer) Schaffhauser at their home outside of Marvell. She was one of six children, four sons and two daughters.
Flora Belle graduated from Marvell High School in 1944, where she was a talented basketball player. She was always good with numbers and later served as bookkeeper for the Dubach Brothers Store and farm operation. She lived her entire life in the Marvell area.
Flora Belle married Henry Dubach, the boy next door, in 1945, and they were married 54 years until he went to be with the Lord in July 1999. Flora Belle and Henry built their home between the Schaffhauser and Dubach homesteads. They farmed together and owned a store along with his two brothers, Johnny and Dave. Throughout the years they were blessed with two children, Mary Martha and Dan, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
“Mamaw,” as she was known to her grandchildren, loved being outdoors whether it was for gardening, fishing, feeding her birds, or just sitting and visiting with family and friends. Even though she preferred the outdoors, she rarely missed “The Price Is Right” and she enjoyed “Gunsmoke” and other westerns. She loved flowers and in her younger days would often make arrangements for the church service on Sunday. Another faithful service she carried out for many years was to send cards from her Sunday School class to those who were sick, discouraged, or had lost a family member. She made sure those cards were in the mailbox each and every Monday morning just like clockwork.
“Aunt Flu,” as nieces and nephews called her, was a steady, loving, and dependable person. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her well.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Werner and Mary Schaffhauser, her husband, Henry Dubach, four brothers, Werner Jr., Frank, Albert and Calvin Schaffhauser and a sister, Marie Elizabeth Beith.
Immediate family members who survive include her two children, Dan Dubach and wife, Janine and Mary Martha McCormick and husband, Tommy, all of Marvell; four grandchildren, Dana McCormick, J.T. McCormick, Ryne Dubach (Samantha) and Clay Dubach; and a great grandchild, Dru McCormick.
Flora Belle died Thursday June 27 in Marvell.
Services were Saturday, June 29th at Brickell Funeral Home and burial was in Schaffhauser Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Bob Neal & Sons-Brickell Funeral Home, Marvell.