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July 1, 2010

(7/7/1937 - 6/21/2010)

Doris Elaine Riebel, 72, passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010 at her home in rural Arbela, Missouri.

She was born July 7, 1937 in Lee County, Iowa, to William Henry and Margaret Amanda Denning Schroeder.

She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Madison, Iowa.

She was united in marriage to Jamie C. Riebel on January 12, 1958 at Fort Madison, Iowa and to this union two children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband on April 28, 2010.

Doris was a homemaker and assisted her husband in their farming operation. She enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Scotland County Educational Club and was a volunteer for the Downing House in Memphis, Missouri.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Riebel, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; a son, Jay Riebel and Angie Howard of Branson, Missouri; two grandchildren, Jason Riebel of Phoenix, Arizona, Amanda Brown and her husband, Josh, of Carrollton, Texas; two great-grandsons, Zeke Brown and Eli Brown. Other survivors include a sister, Patricia Hawes, of Fort Madison, Iowa; and a brother, Floyd Schroeder and his wife, Celine, of Fort Madison, Iowa; nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Virginia Carson, Marion Schroeder, Donna Dieryek; and a brother, Melbourne Schroeder.

Funeral services were held at the Memphis Funeral Home on Friday, June 25 at 2 P.M. with Brother Larry Smith officiating. Burial followed in Lawn Ridge Cemetery in rural Scotland County. Casket bearers were Roger L. Riebel, Danny Frederick, Tommy Riebel, Kim Meinhardt, Burdette Bergen and John Carson.

Memorials may be made to St. Judeís Childrenís Hospital or the donorís choice and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Online condolences may be made to the Riebel family via

Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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Memphis MO 63555
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