Doris Martin Obituary

Doris  Martin
Doris Martin

February 18, 1923 - November 27, 2020
Born in Slifer, IA
Resided in Nevada, IA
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Doris I. (Vinchattle) Martin of Ames, formerly of Des Moines and Gowrie, passed away at Rolling Green Village in Nevada on November 27, 2020. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2020 at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines with a private burial at the Gowrie Cemetery.

Doris was born on February 18, 1923, to Maude and Roy Vinchattle. She married Paul R. Martin on June 15, 1946. They moved several times, ultimately establishing final residence in Des Moines, with Doris retiring from American Republic Insurance. She was a life long member of The Order of the Eastern Star, and she loved working in her flower beds. In 2013, ten years after Paul’s death, Doris moved to Ames and resided at the Waterford Assisted Living until moving to the Rolling Green Village nursing home in 2018 in Nevada, Iowa.

Doris is survived by her son, Stephen (Jan) Martin of Ames; grandchildren, Cecily (Ryan) Johnston of Rhodes, and Gavin Martin of Denver, CO; great-grandchildren, Cash, Shelby, Kinley, and Paisley Johnston; and brother, Jerry Vinchattle of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul R. Martin; sisters, Glee, Sharon, and Zelda; and brothers, Harold, Larry, and Ronnie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kavanaugh House in Des Moines, or Mary Greeley Hospice in Ames.

Online condolences are welcome at

A livestream of the service will be available to everyone. Please visit her obituary beginning at 10:45 a.m. Friday to view the service.





Memorial Services
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, December 4, 2020
11:00 AM
Gowrie Township Cemetery
Latitude: 42.280667 Longitude: -94.3047017
Gowrie Township, IA US 50543
Friday, December 4, 2020


Kavanagh House
900 - 56th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Mary Greeley Homeward Hospice
400 S Dakota Ave
Ames, IA 50014