RURAL LAMAR-Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home for Doris Marie Onstott, 84, rural Lamar, who died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at her home. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Oakton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oakton Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent at www.danielfuneralhome.net.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Brenda Onstott; two daughters and their husbands, Janis and John Bauer and Brenda and Mike Harvey, all of Lamar; a brother, Jim Morgan and wife Jackie, Lamar; two sisters, Beulah Miller and Patsy Andrews and husband Bill, Lamar; a sister-in-law, Linda Morgan, Lamar; eight grandchildren, Kristin Huke and husband Grady, Rodney Onstott and wife Lacee, T.J. Onstott and wife Jill, Jennifer Choate and husband Austin, Jeff Bauer, Johnna Chairez and husband Jose, Brooke Wiss and husband Casey and Brant Harvey and wife Erin; 10 great-grandchildren and a large extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Onstott, on Sept. 6, 2012; a brother, Richard Morgan; a brother-in-law, Rod Onstott, and a great-grandson, Zeke Onstott.
Mrs. Onstott was born Nov. 20, 1928, at the Morgan family farm in Barton County, to Arthur and Alice (Pugh) Morgan. After graduating from Lamar High School in 1946 she earned a teaching certificate from Bolivar Teachers College and taught school at Doris Valley and Rocky Mound rural schools. She married Russell Gail Onstott on Jan. 31, 1947, at Lamar. They were a life-long farm family, making their home and rearing their family in Barton County.
In addition to being a farm wife, she was a homemaker and cook, an avid reader and gardener, a 4-H leader and an active supporter of the Lamar Fair. She sewed and quilted and shared her handiwork with family and friends. She was an active member of Oakton United Methodist Church and Jasper VFW Auxiliary.