Doris Moeller

Doris Lorraine (Daugherty) Moeller, 83, of Lees Summit, MO passed away March 7, in Lees Summit surrounded by her family.  Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 22 at Longview Chapel Christian Church, Lees Summit, MO.  A visitation will precede the services at 1:00 pm.

Doris was born to Orval Price Daugherty and Grace Ann (Thomure) Daugherty on May 27, 1930, in St Louis, MO.   On June 10, 1950, she was united in marriage to Norman Arthur Moeller in St Louis, MO.  Their marriage was blessed with three children.  Doris worked in marketing and obtained her Associate of Arts degree from Meramec Community College while raising her family.  During her working years, she was an active member of the Women’s Advertising Club of St Louis working behind the scenes for the annual Gridiron shows.  After retirement she became an active volunteer for the Salvation Army Auxiliary in St Louis, MO and the Sappington House in Crestwood, MO.  In 2005 she and her husband moved to John Knox Village to be closer to their children.  There Doris continued her volunteer service at the Lees Summit Hospital and John Knox Village.

She and her family enjoyed their Lake of the Ozarks cabin for many decades.  Doris spent many hours fishing from her paddle boat and loved to walk the woods in the area around their home.  Doris was a quilter making hand quilted keepsakes for each of her children.

Doris was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Price Daugherty of St Louis.

Doris is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Norman who selflessly nursed and cared for her during her advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease.  She is also survived by her children Nancy (Bill) Jones of Holden, MO, Judy Dannen of Oregon City, OR, and Richard (Julie) Moeller of Lees Summit, MO; grandchildren Brett Jones of Raytown, MO, Elizabeth (Graham) Dannen of Portland, OR, Jacob Dannen of Oregon City, OR, Nicole Moeller, Missy Moeller, John Moeller, and Zach Moeller all of Lees Summit, MO; a foster granddaughter Jessie Jackson, a foster granddaughter and a great-great foster granddaughter; a sister-in-law, nephew, nieces, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.


  1. Debra Baldwin on March 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    your mother sounds like a beautiful woman. you and your family are in my prayers for peace and comfort in these trying times.she will be greatly missed.

  2. Carol Evans on March 13, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Nancy, You and your family (especially your dad) are to be commended for the way you have cared for your mother these pasts months. I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a neat lady who I only briefly had a chance to know here at JKV.

  3. Tiffany Thomas on March 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Doris was a very kind person. I enjoyed spending time with her and on the JKV campus.

  4. Michele Rusinko on March 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I’ve known Doris for the past 7 years since coming to work for John Knox Village. She volunteered in my office every Tuesday for many years. I loved having her come. She had the the skills and wonderful can do personality that made her invaluable to me. I will miss her. Take care Norm and please stop by whenever. She was a special person to all.

  5. Adele Graue on March 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Gwen and I send our love to you and all your family. Gwen and I appreciated the time we were able to spend with Doris and also with you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all – Adele and Gwen

  6. Livio and Anamaria Devescovi on March 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    She was a vey nice and kind lady.
    She will be missed.

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