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Doris Irene Labertew

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Doris Irene Labertew Obituary
Doris Irene Labertew


Doris Irene Labertew, 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 10, 2014. Services will be held at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines on Wednesday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. with visitation on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery in Indianola.

Doris was born on June 1, 1923 in High Bridge, IA to Warren and Opal (Davis) Treat. She always referred to herself as a coal miner's daughter, having grown up in a mining camp near High Bridge. Doris married Donald Dale Labertew on October 6, 1943. She was a kind spirited woman who attracted people to her. Perhaps it was her diminutive size and her mighty spirit. She was a prayer warrior and devoted to the Lord.

She will be greatly missed by her sons, Don (Cheryl) and Doug (Kathy) Labertew, her sister, Betty Anderson; and six grandchildren, Brad Labertew, Kristin (Sean) Flaherty, Rebecca, James, Katelyn and Emily Labertew. Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald Dale Labertew; and two brothers.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 12, 2014
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