Ellen Doris DeForest, 91, of Topeka, went home to be with the Lord, June 28, 2019.
Doris was born February 15, 1928 in Hall Summit, Kansas the daughter of Harold H. and Bessie Jane (Vest) Fann.
She graduated from Burlington High School in 1946.
Doris married the love of her life, Donald E. DeForest on August 17, 1947 in Waverly, Kansas.
Doris had the ability to make everyone feel special and genuinely cared for. In her later years she began writing poetry. She wrote personalized poems to just about everyone she met. In return they were encouraged, blessed and became a lifelong friend. She was a true Proverbs 31 woman and a reflection of Christ living in her.
Survivors include her daughters, Connie Bahner, Donna (Kevin) Garrett; grandchildren, Steven (Penny) Fritts, Scott (Ruth) Fritts, Wendy Fritts, Brandon (Heather) Zoeller, Nathan Zoeller, Ashley (Jake) Zoeller-Rader; seven great grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Bonnie) Fann; and sister-in-law, Jean (Harold) Gentry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and two brothers
Family will greet friends beginning at 6:00 p.m.with a celebration of life at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Central Church of Christ, 1250 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66604.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
Memorial Contributions are suggested to Central Church of Christ and Great Lakes Caring Hospice.
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