Doris May Roe, age 96, formerly of LaHarpe, Kansas, died March 26, 2019, at Greystone Assisted Living Facility. She was born to Floyd and Mary Alcie “Elsie” (Cline) Spencer on August 9, 1922 in Arcadia, Kansas.
Her family moved with her father’s work so she grew up in many communities in Kansas until the family settled northeast of Iola. She graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1940 and on May 19, 1940 she married her high school sweetheart, William “Bill” Roe at her parents’ home.
Doris was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her family, camping and traveling. She was an excellent seamstress and an avid quilter, making wedding quilts for each grandchild and then baby quilts for each great-grandchild. She was also known for her lemon meringue pies and made many pies for church bake sales. When her children were young, whenever anyone asked for volunteers they would say “my Mom will do it!” and thus she became the youth leader at church, 4-H leader, etc.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law Jerry Diehl; five brothers, Clinton, Byrl, Elvin “Curly”, Elton, and Ivan Spencer; one sister Carol Weldin.
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Diehl of Moran, Kansas, and Kathryn Clemans and husband, Arvin of Iola, Kansas; son David Roe and wife, Debbie of Iola, Kansas; five grandchildren, Becky Rodgers and husband, Richard, Kevin Diehl and wife, Diane, Stacey Billingsley and husband, Jeff, Karrie Brown and husband, Kent, and Jason Roe and wife, Lindsey; ten great-grandchildren and sister-in-law Grayce Spencer.
A visitation for Doris will be held Friday March 29, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Venue, 1883 US-Hwy 54 Iola, Kansas. Funeral services will be at Calvary United Methodist Church, Saturday March 30, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Iola, Kansas.
Memorials in honor of Doris can be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, and can be left with Feuerborn Family Funeral Service.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.