Doris LaVerne Crosley

December 18, 1925 — December 2, 2020

Doris LaVerne Crosley

Doris LaVerne Crosley, age 94, of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Phelps Memorial Hospital, Holdrege, Nebraska. She was born on December 18, 1925 on the family farm located in Decatur County, Kansas near Lyle, Kansas, second daughter to Lester and Lillian (Simonsen) Coulter. During her elementary school years, Doris attended a rural school, but graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1943. Following graduation, she taught two years in country schools in Decatur County. In 1945, She moved to Denver, Colorado and worked at Gates Rubber Company for several years. Later on, Doris was employed at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Lowry Air Force Base. In 1950, Doris married Robert Barry and to this union, one son, John was born. On September 27, 1958, she married Garnet Lee Crosley. The couple moved from Colorado to their family farm near Hendley, Nebraska in 1959, where their son Jim, was born in 1960. Doris was a member of the Hendley United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the UMW and Good Hope Club. Lee and Doris enjoyed bowling on leagues in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Lee passed away in 1989 and Doris continued to live on the family farm until 1997. She then moved to her current residence in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Once in Arapahoe, Doris transferred her membership to the First United Methodist Church, of Arapahoe, where she was a member of UMW and Wesleyan Circle. Doris enjoyed performing needlework, crocheting, and various crafts. Her main pastime was reading. She was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother Myrtle Coulter, husband Lee Crosley, sister Mirth (Maurice) Lafferty, step-sisters Winifred Dutrow, Darlene Easton, Betty Devine, Gladys Smalberger, Elnora Tucker, and step-brother Carl Lafferty. Survivors include her two sons: John (Jean) Barry of Kearney, Nebraska, and Jim (Lynn) Crosley of Wilsonville, Nebraska; 4 grandsons; Jeffrey (Cassi) Barry of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Scott Barry, Omaha, Nebraska, Jared (Alisha) Crosley of Arapahoe, Nebraska, and Jordan Crosley of Wilsonville, Nebraska, 1 great-grandson, Kyler Barry, of Martinsburg, West Virginia; brother-in-law Leland (Susie) Crosley of Albuquerque, New Mexico; several nieces and nephews. Public viewing and visitation will be Friday, December 4, 2020 from 9 AM until 3 PM at Wenburg Funeral Chapel, 652 Main St., Arapahoe, Nebraska. Private Graveside services will be at the Hendley Cemetery of Hendley, Nebraska with Pastor Bill Weaver, officiating. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences or personal reflections can be left at

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