September 26, 2014
Doris L. Nelson, 82, of Hesston, Kansas, and formerly of McPherson, passed away at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 while in the company of family members, at her home, Hesston, Kansas. Doris was born in Guymon, Oklahoma on November 18, 1931, a daughter of Dessie Lee (Copp) and Thomas Jefferson Baker.Doris attended the Guymon Oklahoma grade schools and graduated from Guymon High School in 1949. She then attended Colorado Women's College, Denver, Colorado, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas and graduated from Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Oklahoma with her teaching degree. She was a member of First Christian Church McPherson, Kansas and served her church in many capacities through the years. Doris was a homemaker and through the years she taught at elementary schools in Guymon and Enid, Oklahoma as well as Liberal and Russell, Kansas. She later worked for the McPherson Sentinel, and taught English as a second language at McPherson College along with tutoring, and substitute teaching. Doris enjoyed reading, shopping, gardening, her morning devotions and spending time with her family. Doris L. Baker was united in marriage to Dale Burdette 'Swede' Nelson on January 22, 1968 at Guymon, Oklahoma. Dale passed away on July 14, 2008. She is survived by her children, Darci Holub and her husband Shane, of Hesston, Kansas, Jeffery Dale Nelson, of Hesston, Kansas and Jennifer Ellis and her husband Nick, of Goddard, Kansas; her sister, Elois Nowels, of Wichita, Kansas; her brother, Gary Baker and his wife Linda, of Guymon, Oklahoma; her sister-in-law, Cindy Baker of Guymon, Oklahoma; her favorite granddaughter - Jordan Phillips of Hesston, Kansas; was looking forward to a great-grandchild on the way!; nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dale; her daughter Debbe; and a brother Dr. Max Baker.Friends are invited to call on Friday, October 3, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas. Graveside service will be held at the McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Family request donations to Doris L. Nelson memorial fund in memory of Doris and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.
Doris L. Nelson, 82, of Hesston, Kansas, and formerly of McPherson, passed away at 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 26, 2014 while in the company of family members, at her home, Hesston, Kansas. Doris was born in Guymon, Oklahoma on November 18,... View Obituary & Service Information
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