Doris Blanche Thompson, 92 of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Elim Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. A memorial fund will be established in Doris' name. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Doris and her family. Phone 641-844-1234.
Doris Heng was born on October 7, 1920 in Gilman, Iowa to Albert and Bertha Driftland Heng. She graduated from Gilman High School in 1938. On December 27, 1947 Doris married Harry L. Thompson in Marshalltown where they resided for the rest of their life. Doris worked at Cooper Manufacturing and also worked as the bookkeeper for Thompson Plumbing and Heating. Doris loved to sew, cook, and work in her garden especially on her beautiful roses. She was an avid sports fan - her favorite being Iowa Hawkeye basketball. She enjoyed her neighbors and their pets. Doris was a member of Elim Lutheran Church, the Dorcas Circle and the Thursday quilt group.
Doris is survived by her daughter: Nancy (Dick) Klar of Marshalltown; grandchildren: Chad Klar of West Des Moines, Kyle Klar of Marshalltown and Arron (Mindy) Doane of Burlington; great grandchild: Autumn Doane of Burlington and many nieces and nephews. She truly cherished her family and she will be missed by many.
Doris is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, parents, daughter: Kay Doane; brother: Ed Heng; sister: Ruth Kunkel; niece: Ann Hale; three brothers in law: Ed, Sig and Norrie and five sisters in law: Ardis, Myrtle, Emelia, Thelma and Nelly.