Doris Weber 86, died Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas. She was born April 5, 1927 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada to Eden and Clara (Kellsey) Kinzie. She married Ralph Weber on September 1, 1951 in Kitchener, Ontario and he preceded her in death in 1988. Doris was a 1951 graduate of the nursing school at Kitchener-Waterloo hospital. She worked for over 50 years as a bedside nurse in many locations from New York City to Newton, Kansas. She retired from the Newton Medical Center in 2001. She was an active member of Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton where she served as parish nurse providing medical support to many church members in their time of need. She was also an active small group member, head of the kitchen committee for many years and involved in many church related projects. Doris also enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Emma Creek Quilt Guild. She greatly enjoyed sharing her quilted creations with family members and friends. She also loved to tend vegetable and flower garden. She was generous with her home grown vegetables and flowers. Her flower arrangements were enjoyed by many at the church. Doris enjoyed spending her time volunteering at Mennonite Central Committee and with her friends at the Royal Red Hatters social club. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her son Jim Weber and his wife Jean of Newton, KS; daughters: Ruth Stephens and her husband Mike of Beatrice, NE and Miriam Dale of Emporia, KS; grandchildren Jeff Weber and his wife Sara of Lawrence, KS, Julia Weber and her fiancé Gavan Petersen of Newton, KS, Aaron Claassen of Santa Rosa, CA, Emily Claassen of San Francisco, CA, Rachel Dale of Overland Park, KS, and Janelle Dale of Wichita, KS; Great Grandchildren Kinzie Weber, Kaden Weber-Gonzalez, Kaylynn Weber, Ben Weber and Isabelle Stephenson; sister Ruth Rosenberg, Tavistock, Ontario; sister in laws Doris Bechtel of Waterloo, Ontario, Helen Horst and her husband Nelson of St. Jacobs, Ontario, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Doris is preceded in death by her husband Ralph Weber, parents, and sisters Edith Wanner and Helen Kinzie.
A celebration of Doris’ life will be 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at Shalom Mennonite Church in Newton, Kansas with Pastor Sarah Dick presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. Private family interment will take place.
Memorials are suggested to Shalom Mennonite Church or MCC Central States both in care of Petersen Funeral Home 215 North Main Newton, Kansas 67114.