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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Obituary - Doris Kohl

Doris Kohl, 95, of Raymore, MO, died Nov. 17, 2021.

Doris grew up in Sioux City, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. She married Herbert Kohl in 1944. He was ordained into the ministry at Drake Divinity in Des Moines and together they served the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Nevada, IA, Marion, IA (where they raised their 3 children), Newton, IA, Bellevue, NE and St. Paul, MN.

After raising their children, Doris worked at various jobs including: optometrist office, attorney’s office, Iowa Legislature, Mary Kay Cosmetics and for a builder. In the late 80’s, they moved to Foxwood Springs, a retirement community in Raymore, MO where, as a team, they ran a lauded closed-circuit TV studio. Herb passed away in 2006 and Doris continued running the studio up to the age of 90 when she retired. In later life, Doris discovered a love of technology (computers, etc.) and what that could offer her and an even greater love of and talent for painting. She was known for her unique fashion style and loved all things colorful. She enjoyed playing the piano and continued to play until very late in life. She loved seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed the company of many very dear friends.

Survivors include her sister, Beverly, and brother Harold Jr.; her children Linda Watson (Robert), Nancy Lindqvist (Hans) and Dan Kohl (Maria); 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Doris was adamant that there be no funeral services.

The family wishes to thank the Crossroads Hospice for the care they gave to Doris.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Residents Council, Fellowship of John, PO Box 701, Raymore MO 64083.