The Ottumwa Courier


December 27, 2012

Doris Lane, 85, Eldon

ELDON — Doris D. Lane, 85, of Keosauqua, formerly of Eldon, passed away at 7:18 a.m. Dec. 26, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society of Van Buren County.

Doris was born on Dec. 24, 1927, in Eldon, the daughter of Mont C. and Mildred G. Black Stagers. On Sept. 19, 1946, she married Alvin Lane. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1982.

She was educated in the Eldon school system and graduated from Eldon High School. Doris had been employed for Frank Shane, attorney at law in Eldon. She had also worked at the Eldon, Selma and Cardinal schools and as the Eldon city clerk. After her retirement, she worked through the AARP doing income taxes. She was a member of the Degree of Honor and the Past Time Club. She enjoyed yard work, gardening and reading.  

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (Robert) Barker of Keosauqua and Sheryl (Terry) Kitzman of Milton; two stepsons, Robert (Emma) Lane of Eldon and Paul (Dixie) Lane of Ottumwa; three grandchildren, Christy Wiley, Doug Turner and Stacy Richards; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, George Stagers of Ottumwa; and one sister, Sharon (Ronnie) Glasgow of Eldon.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one infant sister; and one son-in-law.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Funeral Care in Eldon; with Pastor Dave Albert officiating. Burial will be in Eldon Cemetery.  

Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the time of service Friday at Grace Funeral Care.

A memorial fund is being established for the Eldon Public Library or Good Samaritan Society Activity Fund.

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