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Katie Dorris

April 19, 1926 — February 10, 2022


Katie Lee Dorris, 95, passed from this life on Thursday, February 10th, 2022, in Amarillo surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday, February 14th, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Panhandle with Brother Josh Light officiating. Burial will follow at the Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.

She was born on April 19th, 1926, to Bernice and Forrest Arp in Charlie, Texas. She married Wilburn “Willie” Dorris in Alexandria, Louisiana on June 23rd, 1944. They had two daughters, Gaylynn and Susan. Katie and Willie made a home in Borger, Texas before finding their forever home in Panhandle, Texas where their family continued to grow.

Katie was a homemaker who loved golfing and strived for a hole in one on all 18 holes. She was a member the Collector’s Club in Borger, Texas. She was also an artist who painted beautiful oil paintings. She was an excellent cook and baker, who made the best fudge. She enjoyed canning and making candy. Katie taught Sunbeams and Mission Friends for many years at First Baptist Church of Panhandle.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Forrest Arp; husband, Wilburn Dorris; daughter, Susan Russ; and she was the last living of 10 children born to her parents.

She leaves a legacy of greatness and love to her daughter and son-in-law, Gaylynn and Bob Russ of Panhandle, Texas; her grandchildren, Robby and Tiffany Russ of Jetmore, Kansas, Richard and Lori Russ of Grove, Oklahoma, Heather and Jeff Mincy of Saratoga, Wyoming, Denise and Gary Davis of Amarillo, Texas, Katie Muir of Panhandle, Texas, and Carrie and Branch Willis of Conroe, Texas. She also is survived by her 33 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to BSA Hospice of Southwest and Love in Action at FBC Panhandle.

Pallbearers will be Addison and Colby Russ, Gibson and Mason Russ, Justin Mincy, Brady Russ, Jason Durham, James, Casey, and Hayden Muir, Tyler and John Willis.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 14, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Panhandle

701 Main St, Panhandle, TX 79068

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