Doris Christine McCollum

Doris Christine McCollum, long time resident of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 at the age of 84.  She was born at the family farmhouse outside of Mendon, MO on October 16, 1931 to parents Benjamin P. Cox and Clara E. (Pippitt) Cox.  The Cox family moved to Kansas City, MO in 1946 and lived in the North East area for many years.  Doris graduated from North East High School in 1949.

Doris married David M. Huckett on October 26, 1949 and they were divorced in 1968.  They had four children together.  She married Charles McCollum in 1970 and divorced in 1974.  Doris is survived by her son, Dayve Huckett, son, Steven Huckett, daughter, Deborah Ray and daughter, Susan Falen.  Also, her grandchildren, Heather, James, Tyler, Jennifer, Benjamin, Ethan and Ross and great grandchildren, Jace, Lachlyn, Noah, Miya and Silas.  She is also survived by her sister W. Dorene Montague and brother Perry Cox.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin P. Cox and Clara E. Cox and her brother Eldon Cox.  Doris loved playing Scrabble, sewing, crafts, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was also an advocate for wild life animals rights especially wolves.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to or the charity of your choice.  A private memorial service will be held to celebrate her life.  Condolences may also be left at


  1. renae owings on January 7, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I took care of Doris (Granny) at the nursing home. Her and I had a special relationship.I absolutely adored her. We sang together, laughed together, played pranks on each other and just truly enjoyed spending time together. The news of her passing hurts my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with her family in their time of loss.

  2. Blake Hughes on January 11, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    As a longtime friend of Doris’s son Dayve, I send my heartfelt condolences to the Huckett family. I know Dayve loved his mother, and she was very nice to me the time Dayve introduced her to me. I know she was proud of Dayve’s musical talents and accomplishments. I’m sorry I never had a chance to play Scrabble with her; I’m sure I would have enjoyed it.

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