Doris Ellen Bedford was born January 4, 1934 to Sam and Opal (James) Stoneking in Huntingdale, Missouri. She passed away at her home in Stockton, Missouri on August 3, 2014.
She was born into a musical family and could play any instrument that you put in her hands. Doris graduated from school at Chilhowee, Missouri. She had several different jobs outside of the home, but the most rewarding job was raising her 8 children.
Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Darrell Bedford; 2 great-grandchildren parents, Sam and Opal Stoneking; brother, Donald Stoneking; 2 sisters, Eula Jean Riley and Evelyn Carlton.
She is survived by 8 children, Melvin Charles Meads of Humansville, Missouri, Victoria Louise Petrie of Holden, Missouri, Carolyn Sue Steverson of Versailles, Missouri, Jeanie Stout and husband John of Bay Town, Texas, Beverly Vorwark and husband Larry of Stockton, Missouri, Connie Seward and Joe Taylor of Humansville, Missouri, Daisy and husband James Taylor of Weaubleau, Missouri and Ricky Meads and wife Rose of Springfield, Missouri; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, too numerous to mention; brothers, William Stoneking and wife Barbara of Butler, Missouri, Larry Stoneking and wife Qwen of Gerster, Missouri, and Dale Stoneking and wife Linda of Blue Springs, Missouri and 1 sister, Betty Raveill and husband Jim of Arlington, Virginia.