Doris Louise Regier, rural Newton and Kidron Bethel, was born on May 22, 1932 in Newton, Kansas to Titus and Elizabeth (Winey) Horst. Doris grew up on a farm in the Highland community north of Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1950. Doris graduated from the Bethel Nursing program in 1955 as a Registered Nurse. She was baptized in the First Church of the Nazarene, Newton, Kansas and was a member of Zion Mennonite Church in Elbing, Kansas. Doris met Menno Regier in Kansas City and they were married on April 1, 1957, making their home on a farm in rural Newton.
Doris loved nursing and balanced various nursing positions with that of being a homemaker. She enjoyed entertaining her grandchildren and in particular looked forward to summer harvest when all the grandchildren would come to the farm to “help” with wheat harvest. Doris also enjoyed sewing and was an avid reader.
She is survived by two sons, Myron and wife Lori of Haysville, KS and James and wife Debra of Whitewater, KS. a sister Grace Ketterman of Leawood, KS. Doris had six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Menno, three brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 3-5 pm at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. The Memorial Service will be Monday, April 16, 2018, 11:00 am at Zion Mennonite Church in Elbing, KS. Private family burial will be at Zion Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Bethel College Nursing Program and may be sent to Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS. 67114.