Doris Marcella Winters-Moore

Funeral services for Doris Marcella Winters-Moore, 91, Baldwin City will be at 10am. Tuesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 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, Richmond, Kansas.

She was born December 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 has been a life long resident of Douglas County.

She married Max B. Moore, August 7, 1940 in Lawrence. They have been married 70 Years and he survives of the home.

Doris enjoyed the farming operation that she and Max established and built. She was one of the founding ladies who created the Palmayra Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She donated her time in fund raising efforts to get the new Volunteer Fire Department furnished with fire equipment and gear for the firemen. She also enjoyed animals, flowers, gardening, music, her grandchildren, and helping her neighbors and friends however she could.

Doris’ CB handle was “Harmonica”, of which she played with the country music groups around Vinland and Baldwin. She and Max took great pride in developing the Music Tent at the Maple Leaf Festival. Doris 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.

Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Etcil Winters.

Other survivors include, a daughter, Donna Kay Slusser and husband Louis; a son, Danny Jay Moore and wife Rhonda, both of Baldwin City; grandchildren, Michael L. Slusser, Overbrook, Christina D. Barritt, Lawrence, Mandy Jo Kelly and husband Dave, Wellsville; great-grandchildren, Ashley M. Slusser, Lexington, KY, Chance T. Barritt, Lawrence, Lauren C. Slusser, Fayetteville, NC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Kansas, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044

Messages & Condolences

From Kevin Gibler...

I’m so sorry to hear of Doris passing. Doris was a great person, wounderful neighbor and a special family friend. The Moores will be in my thoughts with my condolences.

From mary and steve climer...

So sorry to hear doris passed away. She was a wonderful person. may the good lord above help you with your loss.

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From Danny Wendt...

So sorry to hear that Doris passed away. She has been an awesome neighbor for 25 years. It was always so nice to see her and Max go by on their tractor. Doris was always ready to help me and my family any way she could. She will be missed.

From Dewey and Marjorie Dye...

We are so sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. We have many fond memories of listening to the music not only at the tent but on the prairie and around town.

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