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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Tuesday November 3rd, 2020

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Doris M. England

Marion-Doris M. England, 85, passed away on Saturday, March 7th, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

Doris was born on July 25, 1934 in Paragould, AR to Chester and Beatrice (Rogers) Cole. She married Nolan England on April 17, 1954 in Flint, MI with her father, Chester Cole officiating.

Doris attended First Baptist Church in Marion for many years and then attended Bethany Baptist Church after moving to Cape Girardeau. Doris loved spending time with her loving husband of 66 years and her family and friends. She was a great cook and never wanted you to leave a visit without eating something. Doris loved flowers, plants and gardening. She was the president of Women’s Club in Marion, president of Fort Nightly in Marion, as well as the hospital auxiliaries at Marion Memorial Hospital and Dexter Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include:

Husband-Nolan England

Children-David (Patti) England and Suzan (Troy) Ward


Elizabeth (Zane) Clark

Sarah Ward

Andrew England

Son in law-Wayne Maynard

Grandson in law-Daniel Leffler

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cheryl Maynard; granddaughter, Laura Leffler and brother and sister in law, Dormand and Barbara Cole.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 11th, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Blue Funeral Home in Marion, IL with the funeral service officiated by Rev. Ralph Brandon beginning immediately afterward. Private burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crown Hospice/2858 Professional Ct./Cape Girardeau, MO 63703, who gave excellent, loving care to Doris and continued care to Nolan. Envelopes will also be available and accepted at the funeral home.

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David and family, I am sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very beautiful lady. I know this will be a difficult time. Again, so sorry.

Kyna Glasco-Travelstead Mar 28 2020 7:37 AM

Nolan, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Doris. She was a beautiful lady and I know you will miss her dearly. Please know that my heart is with you and I am praying for comfort and peace for you now and in the days ahead. May God hold you tightly in His arms. Sincerely, Cindy Simmons

Cindy Simmons Mar 11 2020 3:58 PM

Nolan, David, Susan and family, Sending our sympathy and love. We were so sorry to hear about Doris. Cousin Kay (Rogers) Johnson

Kay Johnson Mar 10 2020 10:06 PM