Doris Vance


Doris Eileen Wetzel Vance was born on August 8, 1924, in Tennessee, Illinois. She was the third of fourteen children born to Harry Allen and Gertrude Carson Wetzel. On May 22, 1944, she was married to Samuel Vance,

who preceded her in death. She died at the age of 80 following prolonged illness on June 6, 2005, at the Anderson County Hospital in Garnet, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Kahlke, and three sons, Rex Yaeger Vance, Rex Allen Kinniken, and Gregory Avery. She is survived by her son, Chester Vance of Woodruff, Wisconsin, and by daughters, Vergene Olarsen of Phoenix, Arizona, Twila Ferguson of Liberty, Missouri, Ladora Eberle of Richmond, Virginia, Dana Sue Carson of Woodruff, Wisconsin, Ione Witherbee of Lake Andes, South Dakota, Lisa Torres of Culpepper, Virginia, Rose Collins of Bloomington, Illinois, and Christine Le’Jeune of Ferris, Illinois. She is also survived by six brothers and seven sisters, one brother having preceded her in death, and by 20 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

For many years Doris made her home in rural Colchester, Illinois. In recent years she resided in rural Westphalia, Kansas. She was baptized as a teenager at the Camp Creek Church of the Brethren, Colchester, Illinois, and during the last years of her life she was a member of the United Methodist Church in Garnet, Kansas. Doris was a well-loved sister, mother, and friend. She enjoyed many aspects of living, including playing her guitar and singing with family and friends, helping others, playing with her cats, and visiting with friends and neighbors. She will be missed by all who knew her.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)



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