Doris Jean Matile, 92 of Wellsville, Kansas, passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at the Wellsville Retirement Community. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at the Wellsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsville United Methodist Church or the Pleasant Valley Community in care of Wilson’s, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.


Doris Jean Matile was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Edgerton, Kansas, the daughter of Alex A. and Helen M. (Murphy) Murdoch. She graduated from Leavenworth High School and later received her teaching certificate from Baker University. She taught in one-room school houses for several years.


On May 11, 1949, Jean married Harry Dayton Matile in Edgerton, Kansas. They were married for 36 years before his passing.


Jean was a member of the Wellsville United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and Pleasant Valley Community. She loved being a homemaker and spending time with her family.


Jean is survived by her children: son, Louis Lynn Matile, of Merriam, Kansas; daughter, Lois Jean Zielinski, of Baldwin City, Kansas; son, Allen Jay (Karen) Matile, of Ottawa, Kansas; son, Donald Karl (Judith) Matile, of Fruita, Colorado; son, William Joe (Brenda) Matile,  of Ottawa, Kansas;: son, Robert Keith Matile, of Mound City, Kansas; daughter, Laura Leeann (Tony) Bishop, of Wellsville, Kansas; brother, Murry Keith (Juanita) Murdoch, of Eudora, Kansas; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Larry D. Matile.