Dorothy “Pat” Kathryn Voris | Obituary

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Dorothy “Pat” Kathryn Voris

Dorothy “Pat” Kathryn Voris

Dorothy “Pat” Kathryn Voris (nee Quernheim), 85, of Waterloo, died Nov. 25, 2012, in Waterloo.

She was born March 20, 1927, in Waterloo, daughter of the late Emil W. and Hulda K. Quernheim (nee Hartman).

She married her high school sweetheart, late Robert H. Voris, on Aug. 5, 1950. He preceded her in death in January 2012.

Mrs. Voris was a graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, and was a retired registered nurse. She served as a staff nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital and, while her husband was in college, worked as an office nurse for a pediatrician in Columbia, Mo. Later she did volunteer work at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and with the Red Cross Bloodmobile. She conducted various health screenings in Waterloo, and monitored blood pressures for many years at the Waterloo Senior Center.

She was a past board member of Morrison-Talbott Library and served on the committee to support the construction of the Monroe County YMCA – HTC Center.

Mrs. Voris donated more than 50 of her hand-knit baby blankets to the Linus Project, an organization formed to offer provide comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in nened.

Survivors include her children Craig (Alice Anderson) Voris, and Cathy (Mike) Gilbert; granddaughter Erin (Lucas) Hayes; brother David (Wanda) Quernheim; sister Margaret “Mitzie” Frederick; and sisters-in-law Sharon Quernheim and Jean Jost; along with loving nieces, nephews and wonderful friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Paul Quernheim, and brothers-in-law Dr. Raymond Frederick and Dr. R.W. Jost.

Visitation was Nov, 26-27, at Quernheim Funeral Home, Waterloo.

Funeral services were Nov. 27, at the funeral home, Pastor Will Hesterberg officiating.

Interment followed at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery, Waterloo.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, the Voris Humanitarian Fund at Oak Hill, the Linus Project in the form of a hand-made blanket made in her memory, or any charity of the donor’s choice.

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