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Doris Marie Stuemke-Evans White, 83, of Dieterich, formerly of Altamont, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017, at 5:30 a.m. at her home in rural Clay County, near Dieterich, where she made her residence for the past 13 years.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon, June 17, at 4 p.m. in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altamont, with the Rev. Clayton Vail officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be conducted from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church prior to the funeral service. Burial rites will be at the church cemetery immediately following the funeral service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com.
Doris was born into the Christian family, one of four siblings, to Arthur and Cordelia Hollman-Opfer. She began her long life on September 17, 1933, at the family farm in Lincoln, Missouri. She was baptized in Lincoln, Missouri, and confirmed at Blue Point Lutheran Church, rural Altamont. After marrying Raymond, she was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church rural Altamont. Doris spent most of her time raising her family with the help of her husband and was employed for many years at the Carriage Inn and later McDonald's in Altamont.
She married Raymond Carl Stuemke on November 1, 1953, and he died on December 8, 1987. She then married William Ford Evans on August 17, 1991, and he died on September 22, 1996. Then on May 1, 2004, she married Howard Dale White and he survives.
Memorials may be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Care Center and or the donor's choice.
She is survived by her husband, Howard Dale White of Dieterich; son, Dennis Ray (wife, Mary) Stuemke of Altamont; daughters, June Elaine (husband, Michael) Carey of Altamont, and their two children, Kristie Lynn (husband Patrick) Waddell of Greenwood, Indiana, and their two children, Justin Michael and Lindsay Marie; Lisa Michele (husband, Justin) Roosa of Greenwood, Indiana, and their two children, Chesney Lynn and Brantley Michael; and Nancy Kay (husband, Mark) Lindsey of Beloit, Wisconsin, and their two children, Nicholas Aaron (wife, Jennifer) Lindsey of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, and two children, Gabriella Mae and Bria Nicole; and Angela Renee (husband, John) Jennings of Plover, Wisconsin, and two children, Malachi Orion and Milo Altair; brothers, Ed (wife, June) Opfer of Shobonier, and Jim (wife, Judy) Opfer of Palo Alto, California; sister, Elaine Lange of Shobonier; two stepsons; and three stepdaughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Cordelia Hollman-Opfer; husband, Raymond Carl Stuemke and husband, William Ford Evans; and brother-in-law, Loren Lange.
Published on June 16, 2017
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