Shelbyville Daily Union


April 18, 2014

Doris Jean Niehls

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Doris Jean Niehls

Formerly of Cowden

Doris Jean Niehls, age 80, of Barto, PA passed on from this life Wednesday, March 26 2014. She died on the family farm at the home of her son Jonathan and his wife Mary (Colden), with loving family.

Doris was born November 21, 1933 to Vern (Joe) F. and Ruby P. (Rentfrow) Rich in Cowden, IL. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

Doris is survived by her brother Stanley D. Rich of Cowden, IL, and 3 sons: Mark husband of Beverly (Koch) of Douglassville, PA, Kevin husband of Jane (Wendel) of Barto, PA, and Jonathan (JD) husband of Mary (Colden) of Barto, PA, a nephew Lonnie Joe Rich, his wife Cindy and their son Douglass Rich of Herrick, IL. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Three additional great grandchildren are on the way! One grandson Jonathan Joseph (JJ) and his wife Beth (Dittman) Niehls live in Bluff City, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and high school sweetheart and loving husband Johnnie Mark, formerly of Beecher City, IL of 62 years, a brother Glenn L. Rich and his wife Faye of Herrick, IL a sister Wanda L. (Rich) Waarala and her husband Gordon, of Normal, IL, and one great granddaughter Julia Paige Niehls.

Doris was a homemaker, seamstress, and farmer having grown up on the family farm in Cowden, IL where she was born and raised. She and her husband purchased her current farm in PA in 1966. Doris worked at home on the family farm, gardening and preserving produce, made clothes for the family and volunteered at the schools her sons, grandchildren, and great grandchildren attended. After her sons were all in school she worked many years as a seamstress. Yard sale and thrift store shopping was her hobby and she always enjoyed picking up some clothing or toys for her children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, quilting, and crafting.

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