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Doris Oswalt Manley

July 4, 1926 ~ April 13, 2022 (age 95)

Obituary

Doris Oswalt Manley, 95, of Moscow, Idaho passed away on April 13, 2022 at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. Doris resided at the Good Samaritan Moscow Village and the family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for all the tender care afforded our mother during her time in Moscow. Also, the familyextends gratitude to the congregation of First United Methodist Church, Moscow for the love and fellowship provided for Doris.

Doris was born on July 4, 1926 in Gibson County, TN to parents Robert Henry Warmath and Essie Mae Warmath. Doris devoted her life to the care of and service to others. She became a Registered Nurse in WWII through the Army Nursing Corps working for the Veterans Administration Hospital, Baptist Hospital Memphis, and Arlington Developmental Center. She also worked PRN for the Arthritis Group in Memphis, TN. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Memphis, TN where she was active in adult Sunday school, working in the nursery and in visitation. Doris picked cotton on the family farm as a girl and worked in a clothing store as a teen to earn money for the family. An avid walker, reader and cook throughout her life, Doris prepared on special occasions spectacular dinner rolls that her family still adoringly calls “Great Aunt Mattie rolls.” 

She enjoyed traveling across the country in a station wagon and camping when her family was young as well as an overseas trip to Scotland in retirement. Doris had quite a talent for growing vegetables and flowers and enjoyed sharing the bounty of her Cougar Red tomatoes while living in Idaho.

Doris is preceded in death by her two husbands Felix Edward Oswalt and Orville Baxter Manley, her parents and siblings.

Doris is survived by her three children Patricia O. McCarroll and husband David, Robert E. Oswalt, and Margaret O. Westbrook and husband Paul; her four grandchildren Jennifer Cossel and her husband Shane, Leigh Lunning and her husband Michael, David Westbrook and his wife Melissa and Matthew Westbrook as well as her great grandchildren Lila Cossel and Colin Lunning.

A Memorial service will be held at Memorial Park Funeral and Cemetery in Memphis, TN pending arrangements. The family requests that any memorials be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN; Good Samaritan Society Moscow Village, Moscow, ID https://support.good-sam.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.event&eventID=505 ; or First Baptist Church, Memphis, TN.

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