LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Doris Eileen Gaeth, 93, passed away peacefully in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
She was born May 31, 1923, to Cephas and Hattie Peters in Rogers. She married Ernest K. Gaeth Sr. on Sept. 2, 1942, and they moved to a farm northeast of Schuyler to raise their family. They farmed until their retirement, and then moved into town. In 2001, Eileen left her life in Schuyler and moved to Columbia, Missouri, and later to Lee’s Summit to be near her family. She was preceded in death by her husband; three children, Ernest Jr., Jack and Linda; and all her siblings.
Despite family hardship and heartaches, Eileen always showed such grace and a beautiful smile. She was a role model and mentored family and friends on a way to live life to the fullest, never complaining and always filled with compassion. She loved writing letters, sending cards and even texting as a way to stay connected with friends and family. She enjoyed playing cards and games and supported those who aspired to beat her, as she routinely won. Anyone who knew Eileen felt her love and kind spirit, along with her sharp wit and sense of humor.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Marilyn Miller Gaeth of Rancho Mirage, California; three grandsons, Jeff (Angie) Gaeth of Kansas City, Missouri, Steve (Renee) Gaeth of Midlothian, Virginia, and John Gonzalez of Homestead, Florida; and wonderful great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Kracl Funeral Chapel in Schuyler, followed by a short ceremony at Schuyler Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the Cobblestone Inn after the ceremony for a celebration of life.