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Doris Aleta Farris 1909 - 2009

FARRIS, DAVIS, POWERS

Posted By: Connie Swearingen (email)
Date: 3/19/2020 at 13:40:43

Sioux City Journal
21 June 2009

SIOUX CITY -- Doris Aleta Farris, 100, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Heritage Manor Nursing Care Home.

Graveside ceremonies will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, in Harrison Cemetery at Whiting, Iowa, with Pastor Martha Anderson officiating. Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center in Springfield, Ill.

Doris was born April 22, 1909, in Castana, Iowa, the daughter of John Paul and Jeanette Anne (Davis) Powers; they preceded her in death. She married Dail Farris on May 27, 1931; he preceded her in death in 1963.

Doris attended Morningside College in Sioux City, and was a school teacher prior to her marriage. She later worked for many years as a "carder" at Weller Fishing Tackle Company in Sioux City. Doris was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Dorcas Society. She attended Island Grove Methodist Church in New Berlin, Ill.

Her goal for the past few years was to reach the ripe old age of 100 years, and she accomplished that on April 22, 2009. Most of the time prior to reaching her 100th birthday, she was very alert and agile and very independent. A fall in March 2009 took away her independence and her zest for life. She will be missed.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Danner of New Berlin, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; five great-stepgrandchildren; 10 great-great-stepgrandchildren; a sister, Helen Edwards of Sioux City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a son, David Farris; four brothers, Robert, Sidney, Theodore and Lester Powers; and four sisters, Gladys Powers, Wilda Jessip, Margaret Powers and Ruth Olson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Onawa, Iowa.


 

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