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Doris B. Sufficool

March 30, 1928 — July 4, 2010

Doris Sufficool died July 4, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque after a long illness. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. in First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue. Burial will be in the Hazleton Township Cemetery, in Hazleton, Iowa. Visitation for Doris will be held Thursday morning from 9:00 until the start of service at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Hachmann Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue. Doris Belle Williams was born March 30, 1928 in Havana, IL to Harry and Ruth (Bohm) Williams. She married James Sufficool June 7, 1947 in Cedar Rapids, IA. Doris was a member of Eastern Star where she had served in many positions including Worthy Matron; she also held the office of Regent of the Lawrence Van Hook Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution. She taught bible school classes at the Presbyterian Church and hauled youth groups to events. Doris was the Bellevue News Correspondent for KMAQ radio station during its early days as well as reporter for Maquoketa newspaper. She worked as an accountant for a Dubuque radio station and taught accounting at Northeast Iowa Technical Institute in Peosta. She enjoyed traveling to visit the places she had read about as a child and an adult. She and Jim have traveled coast to coast in the United States. She also enjoyed her road trips with her sister to do geneology research and to watch Mardi Gras parades in Louisana. She traveled the world with her friends Vera Griebel and Martha Henning. She did extensive geneology research tracing several lines back to the Revolutionary War. She helped many to document their linage and become members of the DAR. Doris enjoyed birds and wildlife. Green Island was a favorite place to visit. She made trips to Nebraska and Wisconsin to see the sand hill cranes with her best birding buddy, Ann Goetz. She enjoyed her birdfeeders that fed the hummingbirds and many other varieties of birds in summer and winter. Her calendar was marked with the day the bluebirds returned to the area. Doris family was very important to her. She especially enjoyed the children. Her love extended to many young people who she taught to listen to the birds and watch wildlife. Her tea parties will be remembered by many former little girls. She is survived by her husband, Jim Sufficool, of Bellevue; daughter Paula Sufficool of, North Liberty, IA; A sister Alma Whipple, of Johnston, IA; brother Dale Williams, of Coldwater, MI; an uncle George Bohm of, Havana Il; many nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews; and a dear family friend Steve Vehrs and his family. She was proceeded in death by her parents and two brothers Harry Williams and Glenn Williams and two sisters, Glenna and Wilma who died in childhood. Memorials will be given to the Bellevue Public Library and the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left for the family at
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