Doris E. Arthur

Doris E. 
Doris Elaine (Blunt) Arthur, affectionately called Aunt Do by nephews and nieces, died Jan. 29, 2019 from health complications. She passed away just one day short of her 88th Birthday.
A memorial service for Doris will be held in Lincoln at the Davis-Miller Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 9, 2019.
Doris was born January 30, 1931 in Lloyd Township, Dickinson County, Iowa. She was born to Olive and Clyde Blunt and she had 6 siblings. She is survived by her youngest sibling, Von Blunt, who lives in Gulfport, Mississippi. Deceased siblings include Eleanor Upward, Arthur Blunt, Dale Blunt, Gladys Blunt, Howard Blunt.
They lived on a farm about 6 miles southeast of Milford, Iowa, which is near Terril, Iowa where she went to high school and graduated from the Lloyd Township High School, which was later named Terrill High School.
Doris Blunt married Duaine (Jack) Arthur on October 7, 1950 in Luverne, MN. They settled in a home in Terrill, IA. There, Doris took the job of School Cook and later became the head cook shortly after. She served delicious and nutritious hot lunches to children for 35 years. After retirement Doris lived near her son, Mike in Mitchell, SD and then in Warsaw, MO.
Doris loved caring for her family first and foremost. But also enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, quilting, crocheting, cross-stitch, arts and crafts and traveling.
Doris was a member of the Methodist Church since some friends invited her to church in high school, and she was confirmed and baptized. She was a member of Christian Women’s Club, and was a Bible Study Guide for Stonecroft Ministries for many years. She volunteered some summers as a cook for a Lutheran Bible Camp at Lake Okoboji. She belonged to several church women’s groups, the latest one was Circle A of First United Methodist Church in Warsaw. Doris was also a volunteer for Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, SD, for several years and worked as the hostess for the surgical waiting room and was at the information desk in the lobby.
Doris is survived by her brother: Von Blunt; her sons: Mike Arthur and wife Idella Arthur, and Scott Arthur and his wife Sara Reth Arthur. Doris has 3 granddaughters, Amanda Smith (Patrick), Katie Brady (Michael) and Kristi Ruport (Travis), Step grandchildren: Patrick Reth, Brooke Bazaldua and Sam Reth and their children. Also 9 great grandchildren: Zaylie and Zachary Smith; Lauren, Brooklyn, Jameson and Cora Brady; Morgan, Cooper and Crosby Ruport.
Also surviving Doris are many beloved nephews and nieces: Elaine Lenz, Shirlene Upward, Don Upward, Mark Upward, Marsha Wilson, Terry Blunt, Ladonna Hansen, Marlena Langner, Vicky Warry, and Walt and Bill Goedicke.
Doris was preceded in death by her spouse of 32 years, Jack (Duaine) Arthur, who passed away on Aug. 8th, 1982 when Doris was 51 years old.
Any memorial funds for Doris will be given to New Hope Methodist Church and Lakeside Suites in Lincoln, MO.
Some quotes from Doris:
“Experience is the best teacher. If you have failed at something, you no doubt learned something from it. So defeat and failure can be your teacher.”
“A mother’s greatest treasure is children and her grandchildren. So being a mother is probably the best reward a woman could have. The love that is returned is awesome and I thank God for my family every day.”
“My family: Sons and wives, and all my grandkids; each and everyone of you are my whole world. I enjoy my friends that I go out to eat with and have coffee with. I love living in my home and visiting with my neighbors. I like my volunteer work and seeing my friends there. God has been very good to me and has blessed me greatly.”
Favorite Hymn: “He Touched Me”-Favorite Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15