Doris Berg, 75, a resident of Parkville, Missouri passed away peacefully on Monday, February 13, 2023 with her loving family by her side. Doris was born April 8, 1947 to George and Mabel (nee Armistead) Ware in Sullivan, Missouri.
At a young age they moved to Piper, Kansas where she was raised with ten brothers and sisters. The five girls first, then her father asked for five boys, which her mother gave him.
Her parents preceded her in death along with her older sisters: Alice Parkinson, Mary Lindsey and younger sisters: Gladys Reed, Georgia Cochran; her brothers: Kenny Ware, Billy Ware and Timmy Ware. She is also preceded by a niece Crissy Reed; nephews: Michael Reed, David Allen Ware, Brock Ware and Doug Lindsey.
Doris was united in marriage to Dale Troutman and together they had a daughter, Michelle. She later married Thomas Devaney who adopted Michelle as a toddler and together they had a son, Anthony “Tony.” She later married Paul Berg and enjoyed thirty-nine years together. February 14, 2023, would have been their thirty fourth wedding anniversary!
Doris is survived by her husband Paul Berg of Parkville, MO; her two children: Michelle Devaney Nunn of Kansas City, MO; Anthony “Tony” Devaney of Gladstone, MO; granddaughter Jacquelyne Nunn Johnson; great-granddaughter Peyton Nicole Johnson of Smithville, MO; two stepchildren: Ryan Berg and Angie Berg Covington and their children/ moms’ grandchildren: Riley Covington; Zac and Joey Berg. Doris is also survived by her brothers: Donnie Ware of Sullivan, MO and Ronnie Ware of Perry Lake, KS. She also has “many” nieces, nephews, and “greats” that she loved dearly. Doris was always the “Rock and glue” that held this large family together.
Doris held many positions but worked mostly as a cosmetologist and for Farmland Transportation. As we know she was always smiling and had a laugh all-of her own. She was always thinking and doing for others. She would cook big meals for family, friends, and her kids’ friends. She would take meals to those who were ill or just stop by for a coffee and a chat. She always said to be a true friend, you did for others no matter if you had a bad day, tired or just didn’t feel well, you helped anyway. “That’s what true friends do” and she lived by this as many of us know. Doris would be out helping others even as she found her own cancer, never complaining about herself.
Doris loved the casino. She also loved to have her hands in the dirt! She enjoyed planting her vegetables and her flower gardens. From making mud pies to teaching her granddaughter and great-granddaughter how to grow and can, to teaching us how to fry chicken and make pies from scratch. She was a great role model for all of us. She loved her husband, kids, granddaughter, great granddaughter, grandson, friends and her dog Tilly.
“Mom, NaNa, GiGi, you will be deeply missed.
The family would like to say a special Thank you to Ascend Hospice. Jennifer our nurse and Divina our caregiver could not have provided better care. Mom always said, “Divina, you felt like you were family.” Thank you.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Meyers Northland Chapel 401 Main St. Parkville, MO. The Memorial Service celebrating Doris’ life will commence at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Sullivan, MO. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are suggested to Ascend Hospice or Children’s Mercy Hospital Cancer Center and may be left in the care of the funeral chapel. Memories of Doris and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.