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Doris Kella

Doris Kella

Saturday, October 9th, 1926 - Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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Doris Marie (Nurse) Kella

Doris Marie (Nurse) Kella, 93, passed away on April 9, 2020 in Sidney, Nebraska.
Doris was the youngest of four children born to Howard and Greta (Green) Nurse. She was born on October 9, 1926 in Dunlap, IA. She graduated from Dunlap High School in 1944. Doris completed cosmetology training before joining her older sister to live in California. While in California, Doris met Melvin E. Kella and they married on March 5, 1948. After living in San Diego for a short time, they moved to Denison, IA to be near her family. Eventually they moved to Omaha, NE where Doris worked for the Reserve Bank. In 1958, Doris and Melvin adopted their son Tim and their daughter Sue in 1961. The family moved to North Platte, NE in 1964, and then to Sidney, NE in 1972.
Doris was a member of the United Methodist Church for 83 years. She loved to sing, play the piano and the organ. Doris was an avid bowler, participating in 3-4 leagues a week. She was a talented seamstress, knitter and she loved to crochet. Doris loved to camp, boat and fish with her family. As a long-time member of the BPO Does, Doris held many different offices over the years. Doris worked for Harold's Electric for many years before she retired. In her later years, she and Mel learned to square dance and traveled to many different dance conventions across the country. They also spent many years wintering in Arizona. Doris loved going to coffee, visiting with her friends, showing pictures of her great-grandchildren and reflecting on good times. Her four-legged companion, Shilee, was always by her side.
Doris is survived by her son Tim, daughter Sue (Darin VanNatter) Hiett, grandsons Brandon (Sarah) Hiett and Brett Hiett, great-grandchildren Jacob and Catherine Hiett, numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Shilee. Doris was preceded in death by her husband Mel, her parents, her sisters and brother in laws Margaret and Walt Plotz, Betty and Robert Harrell, brother Kenneth, and three infant children James, Leah Jane, and Baby.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with Pastor Corey Jenkins officiating. Interment will be in Dunlap, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Doris' name to the First United Methodist Church, the BPO Does or the Nebraska Children's Home Society.
You may view Doris’ Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service is in charge of Doris’ care and funeral arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Gehrig-Stitt Chapel
    Address
    1140 10th Avenue
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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    Notes
    Family present from 4-7:00 P.M.
  • Service

    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church
    Address
    2622 11th Ave.
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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    Officiant
    Pastor Corey Jenkins
  • Interment

    Location
    Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    Address
    Dunlap, , IA

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Kevin Schuessler

Posted at 04:05pm
Sue and family of Doris
I always loved talking to Doris when I worked at Harold's Electric. After looking back at all the jobs that I had that was the best place I ever worked at. Good employees and a boss. I had ran into her at my uncles & aunts anniversary party and square dance, Didn't know that Doris could shake a leg in her golden years. She was a kind and caring and I loved her laugh.
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Tom House

Posted at 08:35pm
Sue & Darin,
Sue & Darin we are so sorry to hear that Doris passed. I have very fond memories of her when she and the bowling girls would come in the "Fort". The team collected our cans (aluminum) to use for the touney & one time I didn't have the ready...let's just say I got it done asap.. haha She was always fun, "on top of game" and "SPUNKY". What a great lady! God be with you & know that you are in our thoughts & prayers, Nothing makes this easy, just know we are thinking of you. Kathy & Tom
 
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Becky and Don hall Posted at 10:00am

Sorry to hear about the passing of Doris. She was really great person to know and I will always remember her laughter and her smile and all she did for us when we were in Girl Scouts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this hard time.
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