Doris Witthuhn, 87, Hays, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born July 9, 1931, in rural Rush County to Jerry S. and Edna Mae (West) Liggett. She grew up in Rush County and was a 1948 graduate of La Crosse High School.

She married William A. “Bill” Witthuhn on Sept. 2, 1952, in Bazine. He preceded her in death May 10, 2018. She was a homemaker. She and her husband were co-owners with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law of Hen House Ceramics in Hays. She moved to Hays in 1987, having lived in Fort Worth, Texas, Great Bend and in Wichita, where she and her husband owned Sunflower Ceramics for about 5 years.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and a volunteer at the Hays Medical Center Gift Shop.

She enjoyed flower gardening, crafts, painting, playing cards and collecting Santas.

Survivors include two sons, Richard J. Witthuhn and wife, Traci, Cape Fair, Mo., and Donnie L. Witthuhn, Wichita; a daughter, Jeannie Wideman and husband, Roy, Hays; a brother, John Liggett and wife, Rita, Rush Center; a sister, Judy McCoy, Overland Park; a sister-in-law, Elaine Witthuhn, Hays; four grandchildren, Brent (Mandy) Witthuhn, Crystal (Isaac) Perez; Jennifer (Mark) Adams and Tim (Paige) Wideman; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donnie Liggett and Duane “Jake” Liggett; a sister, Sharon Mendenhall and husband, Jack; a brother-in-law, Lester “Booger” Witthuhn; an infant brother and an infant sister, Vernon Leroy Liggett and Lorna Mae Liggett.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601; private family inurnment will be at a later date in Bazine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, both at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to Messiah Lutheran Church in care of the mortuary.

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