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Doris Horney

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Doris Elaine Horney, age 86, of New Hampton, IA, died on July 22, 2016, due to a long battle with cancer. Our family has been comforted by the staff of Cedar Valley Hospice, as well by the comfort of relatives, friends, and neighbors. Doris is the daughter of Lee and Zella (White) Marquette. She was born on January 6, 1930 in Wadena, IA. She graduated from West Union High School in 1949. She married Elmer Horney on February 1, 1952. Doris is survived by her husband, Elmer Ray Horney,of New Hampton, IA; a son David Eugene Horney, (wife, Colleen) of Sheridian, Wyoming; two daughter's, Rosella Ann Horney, of Ankeny, IA; Marilu Elaine (Horney) Schwiesow (husbnad, Thomas) of New Hampton, IA; and one brother, Wayne Marquette, of West Union, IA. She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren: Jessica Horney, Joshua Schwiesow, Danielle (Timothy) Ferris, Alyssa (Travis) Yeik. She dearly loved her cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and close neighbors. Doris is preceded in death by her parents and one sister-in-law.

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  1. Doris was my next door neighbor until we moved to the country. She was my substitute mom. I will always remember her big smile, her giggle, and her joyous spirit. A special woman and soul beyond what words can say. Love you always! ~ Julie Kendall Fry

  2. Doris will be so missed. I loved coming to visit Elmer and her with my dear friend Rosella and Jessica. I wish I could come to the funeral or visitation but working Thursday and then leaving to go out of town. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all especially Rosella and Jessica! Steve and Miriam Kauten

  3. Elmer, Just going thru computer message and happened upon this message about your wife. I did not know her, but you have my sympathy and I will keep you and the family in my prayers. Losing a loved one is so very hard. Peace to all.. Edna Schwickerath

  4. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. My God comfort you and keep you close during the days ahead. The Weidlers

  5. As I was thinking how to describe Doris, I am reminded of the ‘Maria song from the Sound of Music when they were trying to describe Maria. Doris was many things to many people and had multiple talents and admirable traits. Doris and Elmer have been good neighbors since 1973. We have enjoyed neighborhood game nights, road trips, recipes, chit chats, etc. Doris was ‘Nanny’ to our kids when I worked, and she and Elmer were like a 3rd set of grandparents to them and now like great grandparents to our grandkids. She was my surrogate Mom after my mom died. She fought her cancers with courage, grace, and faith; a beautiful person – inside and out. I will try to post a couple of photos. ~ Kathy and George Bouska

  6. Elmer, I am so sorry to hear about Doris. Such a sweet lady, and you were a lovely couple. Prayers to you and your family. Joyce Lowe

  7. Elmer,Rosella,David, Marilu, so sad to hear of the news of Doris passing. Growing up next door I still remember alot of fond memories such as eating fresh beans and peas out of your garden when I was suppose to be helping Doris pick them. May she rest in peace. Brad Sheehy

  8. David so sorry for your loss My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wayne Anderson

  9. Elmer, Rosella, David and Marilu. I am sorry for your loss but know that you have many wonderful memories. I remember growing up next to your family just like it was yesterday..great times. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Larry Anderson

  10. Marilu and Tom, my deepest sympathy to you at this time! I loved your mom as a second Mom to me! I remember going to your house and she was so nice to all of us! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Dawn and Dave Johnson

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