Doris Bohannon Stamps

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September 2, 1922 - July 5, 2021
Born in Algood, TN
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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After nearly 99 years on this earth, Doris went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arvil Stamps; her son, Dale Stamps; her parents, Jeff and Alice (nee Pritchard) Bohannon; her brother, Aubrey (Jewel) Bohannon; her sister, Mary (Robert) Baker (nee Bohannon); and her grandson, Mark Stamps.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Anita (Kirk) Boyenga; 5 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

Doris was born Ina Doris Bohannon on a farm in rural Putnam County, Tennessee.  The family had little to live on during the Great Depression, except their hard scrabble farm and government tobacco subsidies.  She never completed high school, but she learned a great deal about life from the farm and from the Bible.

Doris married Arvil Stamps, also from Putnam County, after they had both moved to Dayton, Ohio to seek employment.  They raised two children on Arvil’s income as an autoworker.  They enjoyed their neighbors, their family members who had also moved north, and their church.

As a woman of faith, Doris loved her church, and she was very involved with her church.  She enjoyed volunteering, attending Sunday School, and praying for those on the prayer chain.  She made many good friends and treasured spending time with them.

Later in her retirement years, Doris liked to travel with her husband.  They traveled across the country and to Hawaii.  She also enjoyed the outdoors and tending to her vegetable and rose gardens.  As a daughter of the Depression she put everything to good use and canned as many vegetables as possible.

Doris loved her family and cherished the memories they made over the years.  Whether she traveled to visit or enjoyed having them at her home, it was always a delight to be with her family.  She also loved quilting and gifting what she made to her family.

Doris was dearly loved, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  Memorial contributions in Doris’s name may be made to Samaritan's Purse.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Boyd Stamps July 7, 2021 at 8:55 am - Reply

    I have two sisters in-law both were really great ladies loved both very much I will always remember Doris for wanting one of those Stamps hugs I am sure she is United with her husband and families,God blessing to all the family

  2. Linda McConnell July 7, 2021 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I have many fond memories of my Aunt Doris. I have been lucky in my life to have Aunt’s and Uncle’s on both sides of my family that were always good to me. Not all children are lucky enough to say that. Doris was a good cook too. A career wife, Mother and homemaker. A gentle person.

  3. Jeff Stamps July 7, 2021 at 10:03 am - Reply

    My aunt Doris was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. I remember fondly visiting with Arvil and her on Sunday afternoons with my parents. She was such a wonderful cook and always had plenty of delicious food for us. To Anita, Kirk and the girls (and families), may the many incredible memories of your mother, mother in law, grandmother and great grandmother, bring you comfort during this time of celebration of Aunt Doris’ life. She lived a faithful life and carried herself with as much grace as any person I have ever met. Rest in peace, Aunt Doris.

  4. Ed & Sandy Painter July 7, 2021 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    candle 7Anita, sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you and Kirk during this time.

  5. Joey B King July 7, 2021 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard a bad word about Aunt Doris. Never

  6. Terry and Susan (Stamps) Scott July 10, 2021 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Aunt Doris was a true example of a godly woman. She had such a sweet spirit and a loving, generous heart. A very special memory is our trip to California, me and Mom with Aunt Doris and her sister. Aunt Doris had a sweet spot for Terry and it always brought a smile to her face when he’d say ‘There’s my girlfriend”. Will miss that smile and are so grateful we will see her again in heaven. Praying for God’s comfort Anita Kirk and family.

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