by | February 4, 2021 4:18 pm

Doris A. King, age 89, died Thursday, February 4, 2021, at Satanta Long Term Care Unit in Satanta, Kansas.  She was born December 16, 1931, in Panhandle, Texas, the daughter of James Robert Earl and Audrey Olean (Cox) Spain. 

Doris grew up in Panhandle, Texas.  She then moved with her family to Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Oak Cliff High School in 1949.  She met Claude L. King in Satanta, Kansas, her sophomore year in high school, and married him on September 24, 1949, in Dallas.  They moved to Grant County, Kansas, and farmed until they moved to town in 1998.  

Doris was a lifetime member of Eastern Star #471, American Legion Auxiliary, East Grant Study Club, and the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and yard work in general.  She could also be found crocheting, counted cross stitch, needle point, embroidering, and jigsaw and crossword puzzles.  Doris also enjoyed attending Monday Study Club, and was on both ladies and couples bowling teams.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Jerrie Brooks and husband Jake of Scott City; sister, Connie Andrews and husband Bill of Grapevine, Texas; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claude in 2000; daughter, Jolynn Wood; son, James (Jim) Nolan King; and three siblings, Betty Lou Garmin, Bob Spain and Ron Spain. 

Funeral service will be Monday, February 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Ulysses, Kansas, with Reverend Kelly Gindlesberger officiating. The service will also be available on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook page.  Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be given to the Satanta Long Term Care Unit in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kansas 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. 

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