Doris Sproul



Doris M. Sproul age 93, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Doris was born June 29, 1924 in Missouri Valley, Iowa to Paul and Stella (Wisecup) Christensen. Doris graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1941. She received her teaching certificate and taught in country schools for 5 years. Doris married her high school sweetheart William E. Sproul on July 21, 1946 in the Missouri Valley Christian Church. She worked as a bookkeeper for JC Penny in Missouri Valley for 38 years. She and Bill were lifetime members in the Christian Church. Doris taught Sunday School for 50 years, and Bill was an elder. They enjoyed their church family, square dancing, and traveling. Doris was very involved in her community, delivering “meals on wheels” after retirement. She enjoyed working as a “Hostess” at Gurneys Restaurant for many years. She was married to Bill for over 42 years until his death in 1988. Doris married James Sproul on February 14th, 1991 in St. Augustine Florida.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Donald, and her husbands William and James.

Survivors include: her son Timothy (Cindy) of Missouri Valley, step daughters Mary (Greg) Noble of Bend, OR, Charlotte (Bart) Hoss of Mondamin, IA, step son Maurice Sproul of Kirkland, WA, grandchildren- Brooke (Aaron) Herman of Clive, IA, Ericka (Chad) Lang of Lawson, MO, Jeremy (Brynn) Hunter of Missouri Valley, IA, step grandchildren Zachary Hoss of Mondamin, IA, Katelyn Johnson of Seattle, WA, and Laura Johnson of Bellevue, WA and eight great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Christian Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family invites everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Church Center immediately following the funeral service.

In Loving Memory Of


Doris M. Sproul



June 29, 1924                                 Missouri Valley, Iowa


Entered Into Rest

December 25, 2017                        Missouri Valley, Iowa


Funeral Service

11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christian Church

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                                       Pastor Matt Zingraf


Organist                                                        Kris Gash


Congregational Selections

“I Don’t Know About Tomorrow”                                1-3

“Amazing Grace”                                                        1-5


Casket Bearers

Aaron Herman                                                Chad Lang

Jeremy Hunter                                        Brooke Herman

Ericka Lang                                                Jon Connealy


Final Resting Place


Oak Grove Cemetery

Missouri Valley, Iowa






To Those I Love

And Those Who Love Me


When I am gone, release me, let me

Go I have so many things to see

And do. You mustn’t tie yourself to

Me with tears. Be thankful for our

Many beautiful years.

I gave to you my love. You can only

Guess how much you gave to me in happiness.

I thank you for the love you each

Have shown. But now its

time I traveled up alone.

So grieve awhile for me if you grieve you must.

Then let your grief be comforted by trust.

It’s only for awhile that we must part

So bless the memories within your heart.

I wont be far away, for life goes on

So if you need me, call and I will

Come. Though you can’t see or

Touch me, I’ll be near. And if you

Listen with your heart, you’ll hear.

All my love around you soft and clear.

And then when you must come this

way alone, I’ll greet you with a

Smile and say——













  • Marjorie Stirtz Posted December 27, 2017 11:27 am

    Doris was A very ffriendlly person and was happy to be one of h er friends.
    she will be missed

  • Patrice Cosner Posted December 28, 2017 2:55 pm

    Doris was like a Mom to me and I will dearly miss her. She is home now.

  • Dorothy Olsen Posted December 28, 2017 8:51 pm

    Doris was a dear friend. Rodney and I enjoyed spending time together with Doris and Bill. Meals along with lots of laughter were shared on many occasions. Doris was a very special lady.

  • Claudia Olsen Posted December 28, 2017 8:53 pm

    Doris was a very special lady and she will be missed by everyone.

  • Christina Sawhill Posted December 29, 2017 12:31 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers from the Waite Family. Charlie Connie Anna Chris and Doug and family

  • ann green Posted January 8, 2018 3:56 pm

    doris was a lovely lady and always looked so nice. I remember when she worked at pennys and I visited with her when she came down to connies in council bluffs. she will be missed.. thoughts and prayers. Ann Ehlert green..

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