Gladys Elaine Dobler

Gladys Elaine Dobler

May 24, 1934 - June 05, 2022

Gladys Elaine Dobler

May 24, 1934 - June 05, 2022


Gladys Elaine Schumacher Dobler, 88, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 5, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband Cmdr Leland R. Dobler; her parents, Carl and Rosa Schumacher; in-laws, Arthur and Marjorie Dobler; brother-in-law, Ronald Dobler; and sister-in-law Lynn Schumacher. She is survived by five children: Kendall (Suzanne), Stephen (Tanya), Phillip (Cyndi), Alexis, and Andrew (Amy); 11 grandchildren: Brice (Cris), Leah Peterson (Jarrod), Melody Schmoyer (David), Taylor Gamard (Edward), Nathan, Galyn Damiani (Joel), Lindsay, Danae, Leland, Aubrey, and Clayton and twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Kenny Schumacher; one sister-in-law, Carol Dobler; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  Gladys was born in Ogallala, Nebraska and graduated valedictorian from Perkins County High School. She went on to Doane College and then the University of Nebraska where she met her husband, Leland.  The two lived overseas and across the country with the United States Navy meeting many dear friends along the way.  Gladys deeply loved and served the Lord Jesus Christ and cherished her family.


A Celebration of Life will be held on June 18th at 11 am ET at Bon Air Baptist Church (Buford Road campus) with a reception immediately following the service.  The service will be live streamed on the Bon Air Baptist Church YouTube channel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Bon Air Baptist Church Missions.

Celebration of Life

  • Date & Time: June 18, 2022 (11:00 AM)
  • Venue: Bon Air Baptist Church
  • Location: 2531 Buford Rd, Richmond Richmond, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 272-1475

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