Doris Joann Harding, 78, St. Joseph, MO

Published 08/20 2014 10:17AM

Updated 08/20 2014 10:18AM

Doris Joann Harding, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri departed this earth to her Heavenly home on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at her home.

She was born June 27, 1936 to Van and Thelma Hayes in Green City, Missouri. She was one of eighteen children.

She married Farrell Harding on November 26, 1953. They were married sixty-one years. He survives of the home.

Doris was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church, where she was active in Vacation Bible School, nursery care and bookkeeping for her church. Doris loved the Kansas City Royals, sewing, crafting, gardening and canning to name a few. Doris always put others before herself.

She was a gentle, kind person with a very strong faith. Doris had the gift of making everyone feel loved, accepted and welcome in her home. She loved beyond words in the little things she did. She will be greatly missed and forever remembered by many friends and her family.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Brenda Hilliard; grandson, Craig Whisenand; and five siblings.

Additional Survivors: daughters, Carolyn Whisenand (Tom) and Gale Harding; son, Robert Harding (Debi); son-in-law, George Hilliard; six grandchildren, Josh Hilliard (Jenn), Kellie Martinez (Joe), Jessica Stewart (Aaron), Jarod Hilliard (Stephanie), Galea Albano and Melanie Harding; and four great-grandchildren, Tristan and Peyton Martinez and Preston and Layla Hilliard.

Celebration of Life: 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Saturday, Green Valley Baptist Church Sanctuary. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Green Valley Baptist Church or Hands of Hope Hospice. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

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