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     Doris Marie Onstott, age 84, of rural Lamar passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at her home.

     Doris was born November 20, 1928 at the Morgan family farm home in Barton County, Missouri,  one of the five children of Arthur and Alice (Pugh) Morgan.  After graduating from Lamar High School in 1946, she earned a teaching certificate from Bolivar Teachers College and taught school at Doris Valley and Rocky Mound rural schools.  On January 31, 1947, at Lamar, Doris married the love of her life, Russell Gail Onstott.  They were a life-long farm family, making their home and raising their family in Barton County.  In addition to being a farm wife, Doris was an excellent homemaker and cook, an avid reader and gardener, a 4-H leader, and an active supporter of the Lamar Fair.  She enjoyed sewing and quilting, and was generous in sharing her handiwork with family and friends.  She was an active member of Oakton United Methodist Church and Jasper VFW Auxiliary.

  Doris and Russell had celebrated 65 years together before his death September 6, 2012.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Morgan; a brother-in-law, Rod Onstott; and a great-grandson, Zeke Onstott.

     Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ed & Brenda Onstott; two daughters and their husbands, Janis & John Bauer and Brenda & Mike Harvey, all of Lamar; a brother, Jim (Jackie) Morgan, Lamar; two sisters, Beulah Miller and Patsy (Bill) Andrews, Lamar; a sister-in-law, Linda Morgan, Lamar; eight grandchildren, Kristin (Grady) Huke, Rodney (Lacee) Onstott, T.J. (Jill) Onstott, Jennifer (Austin) Choate, Jeff Bauer, Johnna (Jose) Chairez, Brooke (Casey) Wiss, and Brant (Erin) Harvey; 10 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time.  Burial will be in Oakton Cemetery.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Oakton Cemetery in care of the funeral home.


#6 Kearney, MO.Connie Johnston Taylor 2013-06-30 15:45
Your mother was such a kind and thoughtful lady, I enjoyed her and your dad so much, she gave me one of the Morgan family cook books, I felt so honored to get one. She was like family, she will be missed. My prayers are with your family.
#5 Lamar,moSandra Dickey 2013-06-28 19:32
Your Mom & grandmother was a sweetheart. Our love and prayers are with you during this time of reunion with Russell and to be with her heavenly Father. But it does not take away missing her until you can reunited again.
#4 nevada molynn johnston 2013-06-28 14:15
Whenever Russell n Doris came to our Johnston get togethers, I would make a bee-line right over to her hoping there was an empty seat next to her or close by cause she was such a hoot. Whenever I think of Doris, I smile. She had the most "off the wall" sense of humor and always had me in stitches. A very, very special n lovely lady. Our loss is Heaven's gain.
#3 Carthage MOAthena Schlichting-Hughes 2013-06-28 12:18
My thoughts and prayers to the family. Grew up going to Doris' home with my grandma Schlichting. Doris you will be missed. I will always remember your friendly smile to a small girl.
#2 Lamar, MOClass of 1976 2013-06-28 08:46
Brenda, Mike, and Family, Thinking of you all and prayers for you at the loss of your mother. Find comfort in the many good family times you had together.
#1 Lamar, MODr. And Mrs. Thomas W. Carroll 2013-06-28 08:40
Onstott Family, Thoughts of and prayers for you all at this time of loss and sorrow. May you take comfort in the many memories of family times together with Doris.

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