Doris Sears Obituary

Doris Mae Sears
Doris M. Sears
Doris Mae Sears

January 4, 1925 - February 7, 2011
Born in Henry County, IA,
Resided in Woodward, IA
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Doris Mae Sears, 86, passed from this life on Monday, February 7, 2011 at her home at rural Woodward, IA. In accordance with her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, at Woodward United Methodist Church. Interment will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at Woodward Cemetery.

Doris was born on January 4, 1925 in Henry County, Iowa to Florian and Signe (Alvine) Sandburg. She married Lewis D. Sears, Sr. and their marriage was blessed with six children. Doris worked as an LPN and in retirement belonged to numerous community organizations. She loved plants and animals, flowers and especially her lilies. Doris was an avid reader and interested in a wide range of topics. She enjoyed her Swedish heritage, traveling three times to Sweden and maintaining contact with numerous relatives and acquaintances.

She is survived by her sister, LaVonne Hinkle; sons, James (Linda), John, Steven (Margaret) and Lewis Jr.; daughter, Sorona (Tim) Gilchrist; as well as a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Sr.; parents; one daughter, Linda Freese; and two brothers, Dean and Marlin Sandburg.

The family will greet friends immediately following the service on Wednesday, at the Woodward United Methodist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Woodward American Legion at 1281 - 300th Street; in Woodward, Iowa.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ BRANDT WOODWARD CHAPEL.

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Celebration of Her Life:
United Methodist Church - Woodward
108 West 5th Street; P.O. Box 326
Woodward, IA US 50276-0326
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
2:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011
2:45 PM
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Cemetery
Woodward Cemetery
Woodward, IA
Saturday, May 7, 2011
2:00 PM
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