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Doris J. Worley, 91, of Decatur NE


Doris J. Worley was born January 17, 1925 to John and Jenny (Walker) Beard in rural Decatur, Nebraska. She passed away peacefully at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Blair, Nebraska on March 19, 2016.

On September 29, 1942, Doris was united in marriage to Don L. Worley. They were married for 70 years.

Doris was a homemaker and also assisted Don with his farming activities. She was an active member of the Decatur United Methodist Church, the Blackbird Aid Society and volunteered as a fund raiser for several charities. She enjoyed spending time with her family, baking, gardening and dancing.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Don; daughter, Janice Sears; great grandsons, Garrett Hartman and Max Sears; granddaughter-in-law, Ann Sears; her parents; sisters, Beulah (Howard) Lewis, Sara (Robert) Baker; brothers, Louis (Dona) Beard, Charles Beard, Johnnie Beard; brother-in-law, William Witthuhn.

Survivors include her sons, Phil (Mitzi) and Marty (Karen) of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren and their spouses; seventeen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sister, Betty Witthuhn of Loveland, CO; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Beard of Tekamah; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be on Monday, March 21st from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Tekamah. Family will be receiving friends during this time.

The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, March 22nd at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Decatur. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Burial is in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, NE.

Memorials suggested to the United Methodist Church in Decatur, NE.

Doris Worley

Doris Worley

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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