Doris Mae (Torode) Moulder, 92, formerly of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away December 13, 2020, at Foxwood Springs in Raymore, MO.
Doris was born September 11, 1928, on a farm near Harrisburg, MO. She was the youngest child of Gladys (Butler) and Earl Torode. Doris spent her youth on the family farm overlooking the Missouri River near Lisbon, MO. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1945. She then attended Central College in Fayette, MO and received her registration as a Medical Technician. Doris moved to Kansas City and used her love for chemistry in hospital laboratories. Soon after settling in Kansas City, she met her husband of 60 years, William Calkin Moulder. Doris and Bill were married in Dallas, TX on November 26, 1950. Early in their marriage, Doris and Bill traveled the country with Bill’s jobs in the construction industry. They eventually returned to Missouri and settled in Lee’s Summit.
Doris was a driven and determined woman. Anything she did, she did with gusto and did it well; whether she was working in the medical field, assisting Bill as he established his businesses; or raising African violets and shopping. Oh, how she loved to shop! Doris was a fabulous cook who would spend hours preparing family meals and setting a beautiful table. Always quick-witted and sometimes feisty, you could never guess what she might say. Doris was a life-long learner and in her later years became a voracious reader of all genres of books.
Doris was predeceased by her husband, her parents, a brother, Douglas Torode, and a sister Imogene Bunner. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy McComas and her husband John of Germantown, TN, and Susan Kastner and her husband Rick of Leawood, KS; four grandchildren: Drew McComas, Germantown, TN, Laura McComas Fischer and her husband Joshua, Greeley, CO, Katie Kastner Daniels and her husband, Nathan, Overland Park, KS and Grant Kastner, North Augusta, SC; and one great-grandchild, Emily Kate Daniels.
A memorial service and inurnment in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Harvesters Community Food Network at 3801 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64129 or Harvesters.org.