Doris Kaiser

Funeral services for Doris K. Kaiser, 84, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at First Christian Church in Lawrence, KS.  Private inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.   She died on Saturday evening, October 1, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born on June 29, 1927 in Versailles, MO, the daughter of Ben Cantwell and Dorothy Francis Cantwell.

Ms. Kaiser was the retired executive director of the Lawrence Housing Authority and then she went to work for the State of Kansas and audited housing authorities across Kansas until her retirement in 2000. Following her retirement from there, she managed Prairie Commons in Lawrence for several years.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Lawrence, the Lydia Circle of the church, and the Red Hatter’s Club.

She was married to Edwin Kaiser on August 5, 1944 in Olathe, KS.  He preceded her in death in November 1974.

Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Nelson of Lawrence, KS,  Beverly Young of Lawrence, KS, and Tammy Riesgo of Wichita , KS.  She was also survived by five grandchildren, Angela Hilton, Dustin Young, Amanda Riesgo, ShiAnne Young, and Joshua Riesgo, and three great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


7 Condolences

  1. Shauna Estes on October 3, 2011 at 5:09 am

    My thoughts are with the Nelson, Hilton, Riesgo and Young families as you work through this difficult time.

    Doris was a beautiful woman who was rich with the love of her family.

    My love to you all,

  2. LeMyra Allen on October 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Sorry to hear about Doris, I had met her when she lived at Prairie Commons and when she was at Babcock, my mother (Isabelle Erichsen) was a friend of hers. She will be missed as she was a very special person.

  3. Katie Parks on October 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Tammy and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  4. Wes and Millie Nelson on October 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Wes and I are so sorry as we loved Doris. She was a wonderful person and we always considered her family.

    She will be missed. God bless the family. We love you.

  5. charlie riesgo on October 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. Doris will be welcomed into heaven for all the kindness displayed throughout her life. I will miss her and always remember he great cooking and friendship.

    Love to all of the family from all of us in Tucson, Charlie & Terry

  6. Marilyn Laverentz on October 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Doris was a member of our Bible study group and she was a joy to know! I will miss her!


  7. Bev Bolton on October 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I am in San Diego and can’t be with you but you know how very special your Mom was to me. She was with me through the good and bad times at PC. She taught me a lot about apartment management and life! What a great friend. She will be missed. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Bev

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