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Doris Monika Evans

06/04/1944 - 05/25/2023


Obituary For Doris Monika Evans

Doris Monika Evans, 78, of Pilot Grove, formerly of Columbia and Sedalia, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on May 25, 2023. She was born on June 4, 1944, to Hildegard Dietzel and Leo Praozizka in East Berlin, Germany.

Doris worked as a sewing machine mechanic for Dunbrooke Sportswear and JA Lamy Manufacturing. She was also co-owner of a water park located at Howard Quarries in Sedalia from 1978-1985. In addition, Doris had a passion for Aikido and earned a 5th-degree black belt in her effort to master the art. She was an instructor for many years, leading and inspiring those who shared her passion.

She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Lefevers (Darren) of Sedalia as well as her best friend of over 45 years, Marsha Waldron (Dale) of Niceville, Florida. Doris is also survived by three grandchildren, Jennifer Campbell (Eric) of Freeport, Florida, Devin Lefevers, and Ryan Lefevers of Sedalia. She also leaves behind four great-grandchildren, Connor, Carson, McKenna, and Alexandra.

As per her request, Doris’ body was donated to Still University for the advancement of medical research.

There will be no visitation.

A private gathering will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Compassus Hospice, or Katy Manor Care Home in Pilot Grove.

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  • 06/01/2023

    Dorris, was a great friend and instructor. Passionate and hard working in everything she did. She will be severely missed.

  • 05/27/2023

    I am deeply saddened by Doris's departure. She was someone who was truly larger than life and absolutely the toughest person I have ever known. I deeply admired her resilience and composure.

  • 05/27/2023

    Doris, was a great teacher and a wonderful friend. She will be remembered with love and respect.

  • 05/26/2023

    It is our prayer you find peace in the Lord Jesus Christ at the time of loss. Jim and Vivian.

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