Elizabeth Juliann (Judy) Robertson Doran

Elizabeth Juliann (Judy) Robertson Doran, Springfield, passed away on Nov. 22, 2018, in The Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville. She was born April 3, 1923, in Republic, the daughter of the late Finis Herman Robertson and Anna C. (Ottendorf) Robertson Rhyne. Her father passed away from illness when she was one year old.
Doran graduated Republic High School in 1941 and attended Drury College in Springfield. After graduation, she worked for Sears in Kansas City and for Springfield City Utilities. She was united in marriage to James (Jim) Wasson Doran on June 10, 1942. He was a home builder, and Judy assisted him in decorating the homes he built in Brentwood Estates, Kickapoo Estates, and the Southern Hills neighborhoods.
The couple had three sons. Doran was always there to support her sons in Mighty Mite football, Kiwanis baseball, YMCA Indian Guides, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was very proud that all three of her sons attained the rank of Eagle Scout, attended college on a scholarship and obtained a Juris Doctorate Degree from law school.
Doran was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Doran is survived by her three sons, James Robertson Doran, Jr. (Lois), David Wesley Doran (Angela) and Michael Charles Doran (Geri) and their families Additional survivors include six grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Doran was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Robertson, sisters Fredrica Younger and Marceline Donnell and two nephews, Sam and Jerry Donnell.
Graveside services were Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Glenn Cemetery, south of Nixa, with the Pastor Michael Hamilton officiating, under the care of Greenlawn Funeral Home East. In lieu of flowers, consider giving donations to the Ozarks Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 1616 S. Eastgate Ave., Springfield, MO 65809.


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