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
11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Officiating Pastor Matt Zingraf
Organist Kris Gash
“I Don’t Know About Tomorrow” 1-3
“Amazing Grace” 1-5
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——