Doris J. Hawkey 86, died April 23, 2018 at her Newton residence. She was born January 11, 1932 in Newton, Kansas to David and Mathilda (Frey) Buller. On April 13, 1951 she married Gene Hawkey at Newton, Kansas and he survives.
Doris was a longtime active member of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton. She was a member of the piece makers quilting group at the church in addition to participating in many other ministries of Trinity Heights through the years.
She was Chapter Administrator for the Society of Decorative Toll Painters in Wichita prior to her retirement. She enjoyed painting especially landscape paintings and quilting. Doris had a love of shopping and browsing antique stores for the next addition to her many varied collections she acquired over the years. She especially enjoyed collecting P. Buckley Mass Prints.
Doris’ most important role in life was that of loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her loving friends and loving family.
She is survived by her husband Gene of the home; daughter Shirley Thompson of Riverside, CA; son Gary Hawkey of Newton, KS and brothers Bob Buller and Jerry Buller both of Newton. Doris is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson Austin Hawkey.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday April 27, 2018 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church with Pastor Donna Voteau presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday April 26th with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home. A public graveside service will preceded the funeral at 9:30 a.m. Friday April 27th at the Highland Cemetery Rural Newton, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Trinity Heights United Methodist Church or Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.