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Doris J. Landers

May 2, 1929 — October 12, 2021

Doris Landers, 92, of Higgins passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Canadian.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, October 15, 2021, at the Higgins United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jon Nichols, pastor of the Follett United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Higgins Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Doris Jean Paty was born May 2, 1929, in Shattuck, OK to Melvin Paty and Mamie Word Paty.  She graduated from Higgins High School and soon married Hugh Russell Landers.  Doris was a hard worker. She assisted Russell in running their business, Landers Oil Co., by keeping books and at times driving a vehicle for him.  Doris enjoyed being a wife and mother.  She could be counted on to drive kids to ballgames and school activities.  It wasn’t unusual for country kids to spend the night at the Landers home after a late game.  Her home was open to anyone who needed a place to stay.  Doris’ love for following school sports and activities carried on with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Docilis Club.  Doris enjoyed sewing, cooking, and family get-to-gathers.  After moving to Mesa View Assisted Living, she enjoyed viewing pictures received from her family on her iPad.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Mamie; her husband, Russell; and a sister, Nell Bettis. 

Survivors include one daughter: Shirley Wiederstein and husband Steve; two sons: John Landers and wife Louise and Paul Landers and wife Janet, all of Higgins; grandchildren: Hugh Landers and wife Lacey, Melissa Shuman and husband Greg, Justin Landers, Meghan Cox and husband A.J., Jennifer Appel and husband John, Hunter Landers and wife Erin; great grandchildren: Caitlin Christenson and husband Allan, Molly Landers, Max Shuman, Landry Appel, Lilah Appel, Addie Appel, Reid Landers, Elisabeth Landers, Ali Cox, Amelia Cox, James Landers, Ashlee Pilcher and husband Bret and Rylee Shyock; and a sister: Joy Ridgway and husband Phil.

Memorials may be made to the Higgins United Methodist Church, PO Box 40, Higgins, Tx 79046

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Service Schedule

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church of Higgins

220 N Main St, Higgins, TX 79046

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