Doris Jean Kiss, 89, of Geneseo, formerly of Moline, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at Woodridge Assisted Living Center in Geneseo, where she was currently residing. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, April 7 at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Ltd., Geneseo. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Cemetery in East Moline. Visitation for Doris will be held from 3-6 pm on Monday, prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Geneseo Community Chest or Woodridge Supportive Living.
Doris was born on September 10, 1924 in Litchfield, Nebraska, the daughter of Fred and Nellie (DeBruler) Gale. She was a graduate of Rock Island High School. She was united in marriage to Rudolph M. Kiss on June 27, 1947 in Rock Island, IL. Rudolph preceded her in death on 1998. Doris previously attended Sacred Heart Church and St. Mary’s Church in Moline, IL. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and crossword puzzles. Doris was also a very devoted grandmother.
She is survived by her son: Michael (Mary) Kiss, Geneseo; grandchildren Luke Kiss, John (Nicole) Kiss, and Jim Kiss; great grandchildren: Sam, Lilly; special nephew: Warren (Connie) L. Gale.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph; her daughter, Gayle Ann; her son, Timothy; her sister, Pauline; and her brothers: Lyman, Jim and Jack.