Doris K. Calvert, 87, of Troy, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy.
She was born on June 25, 1926, in Rock Hill, S.C. to Edward and Ellen (Goodson) Knight. Doris grew up with seven siblings and knew what it meant to share with others. After graduation from high school, she went to Winthrop College in Rock Hill, S.C . She then attended Duke University in North Carolina, earning a degree in nursing. After her graduation, Doris was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, serving at Walter Reed Army Medical Center during the Korean War. While in service, she met and later married her future husband, Allen “Pete” Calvert. Together they raised their three children: Allen, Thomas and Carol.
Doris was a nuturing person at heart, a mother to her core, whose priority was her family and taking care of their needs. She also enjoyed reading cookbooks. Doris was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Troy as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are her loving children: Allen E. Calvert of Rohrersville, Md., Thomas and wife, Laura, Calvert of Rabun Gap, Ga.; her oldest sister, Ellen Miller of Rock Hill, S.C. and her younger brother, Herman and wife, Jane Knight of Rock Hill, S.C.; her three grandchildren: Daniel, Jacob, Sarah and two great-grandchildren: Stephanie, Andrea, and sister-in-law, Ann Holland.
Private services to be held at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Ctr, 1304 Boone St.,Troy, MO 63379.
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Doris Blanche Zacher, 99, of Troy, passed away at 5:15 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at the Troy Manor where she had been a resident four years.
The daughter of George and Estelle (Rodgers) Sanders, she was born Aug. 11, 1913 in St. Louis. She was married to Rev. Lester Zacher, who preceded her in death in 1992.
Mrs. Zacher was a homemaker and minister’s wife her entire life. She served along with her husband, Rev. Zacher, at United Methodist Churches in Defiance, Moscow Mills and Old Alexandria for eighteen (18) years and at Zion Church in Truxton, Missouri for four years. She sang in the choirs and made communion bread at all churches in which they served. They were also ready to help out after their retirement. Rev. Zacher served as Chaplain at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital (presently Medical Center) for 30 years. At the time of her death, she was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church where she attended and sang in the choir in the last years of her life.
She is survived by: her foster daughter, Birdie Griffin and her son, Ryan Griffin, both of the state of Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. She also had many friends that “she loved dearly and were always there for her when she needed help” including Betty Hunter and Ima Briggs, both of Troy and Chet Brietwieser of St. Louis.
Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Home/ Troy Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at the Chapel. Interment will be held at Troy City Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Pastor Steve Pinnell of St. Stephen United Methodist Church. A luncheon at St. Stephen United Methodist Church will follow services to celebrate her life and her 100th birthday.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Stephen United Methodist Church Building Fund, Bread For Life Food Pantry or VNA/TIP Hospice. Arrangements were under the care of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapels; 351 Monroe Street, Troy, MO 63379. Online condolences may be made at www.kempermarshmillardfamilychapels.com