06-17 Doris Key, age 88

Doris Key, age 88
Private Family Graveside Celebration of Life Services for Doris Key, age 88, of Lenox, who passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston will be held at the West Fairview Cemetery in Lenox/  Memorials be directed to the Hospice Home in Creston. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Doris (Dorie) Radene (Roe) Key was born in Lenox, Iowa on July 27, 1931, the daughter of Jesse Roe and Mary (Cipra) Roe.  She grew up in Lenox attending school, graduating from the Lenox High School.  After graduation she was united in marriage to Reldon Key on November 20, 1948.  To this loving union five children were born, Alan, Mike, Deb, Jacquie and Sandra. Dennis Elliott, who worked with Reldon, soon became part of the family.
The couple made their home in Lenox where Dorie was privileged to be a stay-at-home-mother where she enjoyed raising her children and making a home for the family.  Dorie was a wonderful cook, the family has fond memories of fried chicken on Sundays, chocolate chip cookies and many other family favorites.  Dorie had a passion for dogs and cats, the family has fond memories of the constant flow of different animals throughout the years in their home.   The children remember the family taking care of a large garden in their younger years.  But mostly, they remember their parents attending all their sporting events and activities, along with attending the grandchildren’s activities.
Left to cherish Dorie’s memory is her loving husband Reldon Key of Lenox, Iowa; her five children Alan Key and Cathy of Charlotte, North Carolina; Mike Key and Mindy French of Guthrie, Oklahoma; Deb Dalton and husband Dick of Lenox, Iowa; Jacquie Ellis of Maryville, Missouri; and Sandra Marshall and husband David of Lenox, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren, Brian, Miles, Jasen, Tasha, Megan, Jordan, Paul, Amy, Evan, Scott, Nick, Tyson and Britty; many great, great-great-grandchildren; along with many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Dorie in death are her parents, Jesse and Mary Roe; her brothers and sisters; a son-in-law, Gary Ellis in February of 2020; and a grandson, Clint Marshall in November of 2017.
We will forever hold the precious memories of Dorie in our hearts.
May she be at peace in God’s loving care.
Families are like quilts; lives pieced together, stitched with smiles,
tears colored with memories and bound by love.

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