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Doris Maring Scoles


Doris Maring Scoles, 96, of Village Place, Marion, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at United Methodist Church, 314 Brasher St., Nashua. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.
Survivors include her children, Linda Jo (Robert) Lenz and Thomas (Barbara) Maring; grandchildren, Catherine Anne Slater, R. Thomas Lenz, Carrie Guenther, Scott Maring and Heather Rittgers; great-grandchildren, Courtney Lightfoot, Justin Slater, Hadley Rittgers, Halle Rittgers, Paige Lenz, Mathew Maring, Christopher Maring, Gideon Guenther and Marissa Heathcoat; and great-great-grandchildren, Makenzie Welsh, Logan Slater, William Slater and Danielle Slater.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Gerald Maring and Harry Scoles; and sister, Kathryn Wichhart.
Doris was born July 19, 1920, in Jefferson County, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Nellie (Stark) Pollock. She graduated from Ottumwa High School and attended Iowa State Teachers College. Doris married Gerald Jerome Maring on Dec. 22, 1940, at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. He passed away in 1976. She later married Harry Scoles, and he passed away after a few years of marriage. Doris enjoyed cooking for her family.
Please share a memory of Doris at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.