Doris (Geren) Marshall was born on November 17, 1929, in Christian County, Mo., and peacefully joined our Lord in heaven on Saturday, May 26, 2018, doing what she loved most, taking rides through the hills and hollers of the Southwest, Missouri, countryside. Doris’ passions in life were her family, friends, food, and travel. Her infectious smile and sense of humor touched the lives of all she knew and met on her many journeys around the world. Her favorite spots were always the beaches of Hawaii, Acapulco, or Jamaica and preferably accompanied by her family. Affectionately known as Meme, she never met a stranger and made more friends in her lifetime than most could ever dream of. Her quick wit and many sayings (Meme-isms-some not appropriate for print) will keep all who knew her smiling and laughing forever. That is one of the greatest gifts she gave us! Unconditional love and support no matter who you were or what went wrong. Meme was always there to lend a hand, bend an ear, and sometimes even drink a beer! This one is for you Meme! Until we meet again, may your spirit stay strong with us and your memory will be in our hearts forever.
Doris was preceded in death by husband Lonnie Marshall, parents Orvil and Lillie Geren, and grandson Dominic Passantino.
Doris is survived by her sister Linda (Mike) Mckay; Children Charlotte (Jim) Oglesby, Donna (Rick) Henson; Jackie (Nina) McCullah & Chuck (Terri) McCullah: Grandchildren Jason Schoen, Dante’ (Beth) Passantino; Clayton (Amanda) McCullah and Great-grandchildren Geren and Graceyn Schoen, Isabella, Dominic, Lilli & Leonardo Passantino, Cael, Owen, Maisie and Finnegan McCullah, and cousins Irvin Gene and Emma Lou Barnett, and many others.
Doris has donated her body to science and her wishes were to have memorial donations sent to: The Dominic L. Passantino Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 265, Stilwell, KS 66085. The Dominic L. Passantino Memorial Foundation supports the Burn & Trauma Unit and the Hematology/Oncology Departments at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
A memorial service will be held by the family, at a later date. Meme will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.