Doris Marian Elkins, born on May 13,1937 in Shakerag, IL to Lester and Iva Short. She passed away at home on November 2, 2021 surrounded by her family after a long illness. During her lifetime she enjoyed many varied interests as a participant and leader. Doris loved her Lord and His church and many of her activities were church related. Doris is survived by her husband, Jim, of almost 66 years. Her children are Kathy and Scott Coleman; Suzanne and Clark Paton and Kurt Morris, husband of her deceased daughter, Joni. She has 10 living grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Doris has one living sister, Janice Jaroksi and her sister, Lora Lea Porter who is deceased. A memorial service for Doris will be conducted on November 20, 2021 at Brown Road Baptist Church at 4801 E. Brown Road Mesa, AZ at 10am. Instead of flowers the family requested gifts to be sent to Hospice of the Valley 2020 E. Woodside Court Gilbert, AZ or online at www.hov.org.