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Doris Elizabeth Smith Lisby passed away Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, in her daughter’s home in Ava.
The daughter of Nelson Smith and Alice May Reynolds Smith, Doris was born Sept. 3, 1915, in Rochester, Minn. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and three sisters. Her father was a direct descendent from England.
Doris was the wife of the late Leo Lisby. They were blessed with two daughters, Alice and Betty. Doris and Leo were longtime residents of Ava where they were successful business owners of Ava Hatchery for 32 years. They were known by their saying, “An Ozark chick is seldom sick.” They were true soulmates, and members of the First Southern Baptist Church.
Doris is survived by two daughters, Alice Marie (Lisby) Holbert and her husband, Dick, of Springfield, and Betty (Lisby) Melton and husband, Leroy, of Ava; grandchildren, Maria Page, Wright City, Mo., Kirk Holbert and wife, Trish, Springfield, Elizabeth Box and husband, Mike, David Melton and wife, Brooke, Ava; and great-grandchildren, Paul, Sarah, Aaron, Jimmy, Zeke and Kate. Doris also loved all her nieces and nephews.
Doris survived cancer for one year after she was given three months by her doctors.
Services were at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 3, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Richardson officiating. Interment was in Ava Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.