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Archive for Saturday, September 30, 1995

ROBERT WILLARD DOORES

September 30, 1995

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Services for Robert Willard Doores, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Masonic graveside services will be conducted by Acacia Lodge No. 9 AF and AM in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Doores died Thursday, Sept. 28, 1995, at his home.

He was born Feb. 28, 1917, in Bronaugh, Mo., the son of Joseph Leslie and Myrtle Hannah Star Doores. He grew up in southwest Missouri. He attended John Brown University, University of Missouri and received his master's degree in journalism at the William Allen White School of Journalism at Kansas University. He taught journalism at KU before running his own newspapers in Kentucky and Salina. He was a former owner of a print shop in Bloomington, Ind. He was owner and operator of Doores Printing Service and Office Supply in downtown Lawrence. He later worked as a claims agent for Job Service Center of the State of Kansas for 11 years. He was a member of First Christian Church for over 40 years and the Acacia Lodge No. 9 AF and AM, both of Lawrence.

He married Florence Harris on Dec. 23, 1944, in Lawrence. She died Aug. 18, 1981. He later married Janice Bicknell Criss on Dec. 16, 1988, in Lawrence. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Lynette Dahl, Olathe and Rebecca Wipperman, Topeka; three sons, Richard W. Doores, Fairfax, Calif., Fred Doores, San Rafael, Calif., and Stuart R. Doores, Lawrence; two stepsons, Gerald Criss, Eudora and Michael Criss, Lawrence; a stepdaughter, Theresa Baker, Lawrence; two brothers, Joe Doores, Osage Beach, Mo., and Don Doores, Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Maurine Adelsperger, Hemet, Calif., Naida Johnson, Las Vegas, and Betty Nelson, Chanute; 11 grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice of Douglas County or to the Visiting Nurses Assn. of Douglas County, in care of the mortuary.

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