Doris Marcella Winters-Moore 1919 - 2011 Baldwin City
Funeral services for Doris Marcella Winters-Moore, 91, Baldwin City, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Deay Cemetery, south of Eudora, with Don Cashatt officiating.
Mrs. Moore died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Richmond Healthcare and Rehab in Richmond.
She was born Dec. 6, 1919, in Vinland, the daughter of Will and Lota Belvoir Winters. She attended Stoney Point Grade School and graduated from Vinland High School in 1939. She was a lifelong resident of Douglas County.
Mrs. Moore enjoyed the farming operation that she and her husband established and built. She was one of the founders of the Palmyra Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She donated her time in fundraising efforts to get equipment and gear for firefighters with the volunteer fire department. She enjoyed animals, flowers, gardening, music, her grandchildren and helping her neighbors and friends.
Mrs. Moore had a citizens band radio handle, “Harmonica,” on which she played with country music groups around Vinland and Baldwin. She and her husband developed the music tent at the Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City. Mrs. Moore was also involved with the Vinland Grange Fair and organized the food booth for the fair for many years. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Vinland.
She married Max B. Moore on Aug. 7, 1940, in Lawrence. They were married 70 years.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a daughter, Donna Kay Slusser and husband Louis, Baldwin City; a son, Danny Jay Moore and wife Rhonda, Baldwin City; three grandchildren, Michael L. Slusser, Christina D. Barritt and Mandy Jo Kelly; three great-grandchildren, Ashley M. Slusser, Chance T. Barritt and Lauren C. Slusser; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Etcil Winters.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Kansas, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.