Herbert Doering, 87, of Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 11, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Frederick William and Anna (Beitler) Doering. On Nov. 20, 1987, he was united in marriage to Mary Rose DeSantis and she survives of the home.
Herbert grew up in Philadelphia where he attended school then entered the United States Navy at the age of 18 to serve our country. Upon completion of his military commitment, Herbert returned to Pennsylvania, but this time to Pittsburg. He spent two years in Business College then began employment with the Santa Fe Railroad in marketing and shipping. With the Santa Fe system he spent much time traveling. He was very committed to his job and excelled in all that he did. He retired after 39 years of service to the company.
Having never married younger in life, Herbert lived in the same apartment building as Mary and he fell in love with her at first sight. He escorted her to the fourth floor while he lived on the second, not wanting her to travel alone in the elevator. After the couple moved to Missouri and settled in Nevada in 1997, to be closer to family, Herbert served a 13 year ministry at the Moore-Few Care Center, spreading the Word of God to those residents. He and Mary were also Sunday school teachers and sang duets together from time to time. He loved to play golf and also enjoyed watching football and baseball. One of his greatest loves was Gospel music.
Aside from his wife, Herbert is survived by his brother, Paul Doering and his wife, Elsie, of Philadelphia; sister-in-law, Cleasa Bundy, of Overland Park, Kan.; brother-in-law, Robert Hunsberger, of Delaware; seven stepchildren, Gayle, Mark, Michael, Stephen, Barbara Brian, and Nancy; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Herbert Doering will be held at noon Wednesday, June 18, at the Bible Baptist Church of Vernon County, in Nevada, with Brothers Jerry Pyle and Jonathan Pyle officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon, just prior to the service also at the church. Interment with military honors will follow at 1:30 p.m., at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, in Fort Scott, Kan.
Contributions may be made in Mr. Doering's name to the NRMC Hospice in care of Ferry Funeral Home.
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