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Doris Marie Walters, 84, of Holland, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Creekside Senior Living in Grundy Center, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the family and will be used to purchase bibles through Gideons International.
Doris was born on September 8, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, to her parents Roy and Opal (Rothwell) Cox. She was raised in Kansas City and graduated from East High School in Kansas City. Doris was united in marriage to Melvin D. Walters on July 5, 1952. Together they welcomed three children into their family. Doris worked in the Grundy Center office of Dr. Jansen, she then worked at the Conrad Clinic in general medical administration. Doris then went to work at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics as a medical secretary, where she retired in 1997.
In her early life, Doris was very artistic and enjoyed painting and doing crafts. She enjoyed playing the piano and family sing-a-longs. She also loved to crochet and cook for her family. However, her true joy in life came from loving & spending time with her family.
Doris is survived by her husband Melvin Walters; son James (Donna) Walters; daughters Deborah (Randall) Lunde & Dianna (Larry) Flater; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and “one on the way”; brothers Robert (Rosemary) Cox, Carl Cox, Mark (Kaylene) Cox; sister Barbara (Steven) Clark; many nieces & nephews; and sister-in-law Jackie Cox. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother Virginia Cox; and brothers Leroy Cox and James Edward Cox.