Doris Sara Kearney, 89, of Marion, formerly of Iowa Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, at home. Per Doris’ wishes, there were no visitation or services. Private family inurnment will be at Iowa Falls, at a later date.
Local survivors include Mary J. Claassen of Swisher.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; siblings, Russell Sturgis, Allen Sturgis, Blanche Degraf, Ethel Sturgis and Walter Sturgis; and her grandparents, Sara and Walter Stewart.
Doris was born April 19, 1922, in Brookings, S.D., the daughter of Charles and Bess (Stewart) Sturgis. She graduated from Ocheyedan High School. On March 8, 1943, Doris was united in marriage to William Thomas Kearney in Chicopee, Mass. He died April 15, 2009.
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, East Central Iowa, 317 Seventh Ave. SE, Suite 402, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 in William and Doris Kearney’s memory. Cards and remembrances may be sent to the family at 425 Erin Dr., Marion, IA 52302.
Please sign the online guest book for Doris at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.