January 6, 1934 ~ July 6, 2008
Doris J. Cheney, age 74, of New Hampton, died on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at her home. Doris Jean Cheney was born on January 6, 1934 to Reinhart and Arlene (Koehler) Drewelow in Boyd, IA. She attended Boyd country school and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1953. Doris worked as a waitress at Hollys Diner in New Hampton. She was united in marriage to Larry Cheney on January 6, 1954 in El Paso, Texas. After Larry completed his military service, the couple made their home in New Hampton where Larry worked as a mail carrier. Doris raised her family and for the last eight years has been a daycare provider with her daughter Amy. Doris enjoyed motorcycling cross country with her husband Larry, bicycling, singing in the church choir, and going on Silver Advantage trips to theater and music events in the Midwest. She also enjoyed being a grandma to her own grandchildren and to daycare children as well. She participated in several fund raising walk-a-thons. Doris was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Senior Choir, and Church Circle. Doris is survived by her mother Arlene Drewelow of New Hampton, IA; five children Coleen (Ross) Rowley of Apple Valley, MN, Steven (Patricia) Cheney of Oskaloosa, IA, Aaron (Chong Hui) Cheney of Sanford, North Carolina, Randy (Lorelle) Cheney of Oskaloosa, IA, and Amy (Michial) Kane of New Hampton, IA; one sister Norma Pack of Maryland; two brothers Lloyd (Carol) Drewelow of New Hampton, IA and David (Carol) Drewelow of New Hampton, IA; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her father Reinhart and her husband Larry in 1996. Memorials: Memorials preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton, IA. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Service: Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in New Hampton with Rev. Kevin Frey and Rev. Joel Dahlen officiating.
Amy Kane and Family,
Heard of your Mother’s departing and wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and will pray for you and your family. God bless you and may he give you the strength and support you need at this time of sorrow.
Eileen Becker (Tank)
To the family of Doris Cheney (Especially Arlene) – you have my sympathy. She will be missed dearly. When my parent’s got married, Doris was her maid of honor. I have those pictures sitting out. I remember Doris stopping at my mom’s for a cup of coffee and chat. We will see her again someday. It will get better. Deb Thorne
My heartfelt sympathy to Doris’ family and you grieve the loss of this special lady. We will certainly miss Doris’ presence on the Silver Advantage trips ~ she perhaps missed one trip in all the years she traveled with friend Lois Betzer. Doris always had a smile on her face and a spirit for adventure! May the many good memories help sustain you during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers! May God’s love and comfort surround you and your family!
Neil and Brenda Whitney
We’d like to send our sympathies to the family, especially Coleen, whose address I do not have. Thinking of you …
I wanted to express my sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May God grant you all strength & peace at this difficult time. God Bless! Deb Vorwald Morrison