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Doris A. Stevens

Doris A. Stevens, age 81 of Potter, NE passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children and grandchildren Thursday, December 28, 2017 in Sidney.

Funeral Mass Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, January 6, 2018 with Wake Services at 10:00 A.M., Saturday prior to Mass. Both services will be in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Mike McDermott officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Potter Cemetery. Cremation has been held. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Friday to sign Doris’ register book and drop off condolences for the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Doris’ name to the Potter Volunteer Fire Dept. or the St. Patrick’s Building Fund. You may view Doris’ Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Doris’ care and funeral arrangements.

Doris Ann Stevens was born January 9, 1936 in a farmhouse southeast of Wallace, NE to Steve and Una (Kennedy) Hengen, the third of six children. She attended school and graduated in Wallace in 1955. Her sophomore and junior years of high school were at St. Patrick’s Academy in Sidney where she met her future husband. October 29, 1955 Doris was united in marriage to Wesley L. Stevens at Wallace. They moved to a farm near Potter where they made their home. To this union, two children were born, Herbert and Janet. Doris remained on the farm after her husband’s death on Dec. 13, 2001.

Doris enjoyed many things in life. First being her church. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for many years and was active in many ways including the Fall Bazaar helping to make dressing and volunteering at the Rummage House. She worked with the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, cooked at Buffalo Bend Café for many years, enjoyed crafts, painting ceramics and making rosaries for many to enjoy. Doris loved to crochet and making beautiful blankets for her children and grandchildren. Spring was a wonderful time for her to work with nature by planting and raising a garden. She was an avid cook, always saying it was fun being in the kitchen and looked forward to family gatherings.

Survivors include her son: Herb and wife Teri of Sidney and daughter: Janet Loghry and friend Tom Clark of Kimball; (1) sister: Janel Sparks of Lincoln; (1) brother: Roger Hengen of North Platte; (2) sisters-in-law: Patricia Hengen of North Platte and Gail Bauer of Sidney; brother-in-law Harold Edwards of Ogallala, (5) grandchildren: Johanna (Jeff) Hatcliff of Wilbur, NE; Laraine (Ian) Kopetzky of Burns, WY; Josh Loghry of Potter and friend Meagan Egging; Sierra Stevens of Cheyenne, WY; and Dain (Sarah) Stevens of Minden, NE; step-granddaughter Jharon (Tyler) Ellis of Park City, KS. (8) great-grandchildren, Reagan and Reese Hatcliff, Brooklyn and Hailey Kopetzky, Bryce and Devin Cunningham, Kemper and Jack Stevens. (4) great step-grandchildren, Lucas Mathewson, Sophie, Cooper and Collins Ellis and many nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister Janett, her husband Wesley, brother-in –law Irvin Bauer, sister Lois Edwards, brother Paul Hengen, nephew Dan Hengen, step-grandson Jeremy Barowsky and her beloved dog Dixie.

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