Doris Kay Belcher, age 73, a resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Franklin House, Ft. Scott.
She was born February 8, 1945, in Hammond, KS, the daughter of Cleatis Carl Duncan and Thelma May Cummings Duncan.
She worked as a CNA and cared for the elderly for several years. She especially enjoyed caring for the Sisters of Mercy at the convent in Ft. Scott.
She married Ralph Belcher on July 26, 1982, in Miami, OK. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2009.
She liked to crochet and read. She was a former member of the LaCygne Christian Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Rebecca Cowlishaw and Cheryl Cowlishaw, both of Ft. Scott, Gail Walker, Drexel, MO, Jean Mataya, Roseburg, OR; two sons, Patrick Duncan Williams, Mayfield, KY, and Matthew Huggins, Lenexa, KS; a brother, Carl Dean Duncan, Blue Mound, KS; a sister, Shirley Chambers, LaCygne, KS; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deana Butler; a twin brother, Dennis Duncan; a sister, Donna Parker; a granddaughter; a great-grandson, Cooper Adams; a great-granddaughter, Noel Grace Belcher; and her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 22, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Doris Belcher Memorial Fund and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.