Doris Jean Kess
Loving Mother and Grandmother
Born on December 23, 1932
in Olean, NY
Departed on March 29, 2017
and resided in Cuba, NY

Service: Saturday, April 1, 2017



Doris Jean Kess of 4302 West Keller Hill Road, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her loving daughters and family.

Doris was born on Dec. 23, 1932 in Olean and was a daughter of Willard and Matilda C. Wiseman Handmore. On March 4, 1950, in Olean, she married her husband of almost 55 years, Thomas J. Kess, who predeceased her on Jan. 8, 2005.

Doris was a member of Total Senior Care and enjoyed going to the activities 5 days a week. She was a member of the Lady's Auxiliary of both the Cuba VFW and the American Legion. Doris enjoyed baking, being in the outdoors including flowers, fishing & hunting when she could. But most of all she loved her family and especially her grandchildren and spending time with them.

Doris is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth A. Nazzera of Jamestown, Jenny M. (Dave) Geffers of Bristol, VA, and Linda S. (Don) Moore of Cuba; eight grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; one brother, Willard (Sandy) Handmore of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her loving husband, Doris was predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Vernon, and John Handmore.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., #24 Genesee Pkwy, Cuba, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the HomeCare and Hospice or to Total Senior Care, both at #1225 West State Street, Olean, New York, 14760. Online condolences may be made by clicking the button above.






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