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Doris Hansen

Doris Esther Hansen, 85, of Newton, died Jan. 2, 2010, at her home.

She was born Sept. 22, 1924, on a farm near Peabody, the daughter of James Lilburn and Lula (Taylor) Mellott. She attended school in Peabody.

Doris married Robert Neil Hansen Aug. 30, 1942, at the Lutheran Church in Peabody.

For two years, Doris worked at Peabody High School. They moved to Newton in 1946. For nearly 35 years, Doris was the office manager for Doctors James and Gene Enns and Dr. Richard Irwin in Newton.

She was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Newton and the Newton Bowling Association.

Survivors include her husband, Bob, of the home in Newton; a daughter, Norma Arnold, of Hesston; three grandchildren, Shawn, Kelly, and Jennifer; seven great-grandchildren Tyler, Krystene, Tanner, Madyson, Emersyn, Jack, and Lillian; and one great-great-grandchild, Landen.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Earl, Willis, Marvin, and John Mellott; and two sisters, Gladys Archer and Thelma Harris.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Jan. 5, 2010, at Salem United Methodist Church in Newton.

Interment was at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Peabody.

Memorials have been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice and Salem United Methodist Church. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton KS 67114.

Last modified Jan. 6, 2010

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