Doris Schorp

Doris Ann Schorp

Tuesday, October 1st, 1929 - Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
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Doris Ann Schorp, 89, passed away Tuesday June 18, 2019 in The Manor at Elfindale in Springfield, Missouri.

She was born October 1, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry J. and Clara (Kneusel) Schmidt. She grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood and attended Central High School, graduating at age 16. She began working at a dress factory where she learned to sew beautifully. She also worked as a Draftswoman for Bell Telephone Company, drafting where poles and lines were to be built.

Doris’s family were long time members of Friedens Church in St. Louis, in the mostly German community where they lived. It was there where she met Milton Schorp before he joined the Navy during WWII. When he returned to St. Louis, they dated and were married on April 27, 1950.

Together they worked hard and started a family, raising three girls. Doris was constantly sewing, making all the girls clothes, coats and even suits for Milt. She was always very fashion conscious, and when Jackie Kennedy would appear on television in the 1960’s with a new outfit, Doris would head to the fabric department at Famous Barr. Within a day, she’d have an exact replica of Jackie’s ensemble completed, including matching gloves and always a reproduction handmade hat.

She and Milt loved to travel, and the family took many long car trips over the years, visiting every state but Hawaii and Alaska. When they visited Disneyland in California, the whole family, including Grandpa, wore the red checkered shirts Doris had sewn, so as not to get lost from each other. Some years the family took short trips, first going to Lake of the Ozarks, then to Table Rock Lake where they eventually decided to move to. They owned and operated Arrowhead Resort on Table Rock Lake in the 70’s.

After they sold the resort, they bought wooded land to build a home overlooking the lake. Milt was now working at Silver Dollar City. After work, he would cut down trees, then during the day, Doris would start a fire and drag limbs and brush, almost single-handedly clearing their acreage. In the spring, they always planted a huge garden, and summers were spent with the grandkids picking vegetables after a wonderful day on the lake fishing and swimming.

Doris was an excellent cook, and it was a common occurrence to have 15 – 20 people around the dinner table at their house at the lake. Summers were always barbequed pork steaks and a giant pot of German spaghetti, and cooler weather brought on vegetable soup with homemade noodles & just-baked bread. Dessert was either rhubarb, apple or peach crumb pie. Each grandchild had their favorite food that she made, and it would always be waiting for them when it was their turn to go to Grandma & Grandpa’s house for the weekend.

We will miss her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Milton and a granddaughter, Meagan Murdaugh. She is survived by her daughters, Denise Schorp, Dianne (Steve) Murdaugh, and Lynn (Paul) Wunderlich; grandchildren Andy (Portland) Murdaugh, Holly (Tim) Ferrell, Heidi (Joel) Champ, Ted (Katy) Wunderlich and Emily Wunderlich; great-grandchildren Maya, Magnolia, Cian, Ronan, Isabelle, Isaiah, Evelyn, Thomas, Charlotte, and Sam; and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 pm to 7 pm Thursday June 20, 2019 in Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home 500 E. Walnut Street Springfield, MO. Funeral services will be at 12 noon Friday June 21, 2019 in the funeral home with Rev. Phillip Wright officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery Republic, MO.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, June 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home
    500 E. Walnut Street
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Friday, June 21st, 2019 12:00pm
    Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel
    500 E. Walnut Street
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    Pastor Phillip Wright
  • Interment

    Friday, June 21st, 2019 |
    Friday, June 21st, 2019
    Evergreen Cemetery
    N. Hampton Avenue and Hines Street
    Republic, Missouri 65738
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Carolyn Mustain

Posted at 09:58pm
Reading of her life reminds me of my family members of that same generation: strong, gifted women who raised their families well. And having known her three daughters over many years & in different lives she had the right to be very proud of them & the wonderful job she did raising them.
I am so very sorry for your loss. We take sweet memories with us, & I know that you will miss her dearly.

Sharon Crismon

Posted at 10:08am
To the family of Doris Schorp:

I am Sharon Crismon and I met Doris while in the Manor at Elfindale about 1 1/2 years ago. We became fast friends as her room was across the hall from mine and we sat together at all meals and events talking. This was a bright light during our recovery.

Doris and I shared our spiritual beliefs using the small booklets we both had from Stonecroft. What a comfort to know that she is with her Lord now. Also, we challenged each other with the words of many hymns recalled from our memory.
She loved her daughters so, too.

After 4 months, I was able to go home with my husband Dave to Branson. Now I'm doing alot of my regular activities and walking without assistance.

May good memories comfort all of you.

Your Friend,

Sharon Crismon

Tom Smith

Posted at 07:36am
What a sweet lady! Had to be to keep Milt in line. Never easy to lose a mom, grandma, friend, even if you know they are in a better place. Linda and I send our deepest thoughts and prayers for all of you as you deal with the loss. Be proud! Love you all. Tom and Linda Smith

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