Camille Ketcher Doerge, age 61, Joplin, Mo., passed away on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Freeman West Hospital after a sudden illness.
Camille was born Dec. 4, 1956, in Joplin, and attended Joplin schools. She worked for years at St. John's Hospital working in the PBX Department, mainly with security. She was very proud of her Native American roots, being associated with the Cherokee and Oneida tribes, and was also a member of Eastview Baptist Church.
She was a devoted "mother" to many. She devoted her life to taking care of small children for many years. She has helped many adolescents over the years, be it family or friends. Most recently she was devoting her time, love and care to her grandson, Luke. She was a "mother" to many, and friend to all. She will be greatly missed.
Camille was preceded in death by her father, Jack M. King; a brother, Jackie King; and her "Grandma Woody", Euna Woody.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Doerge, of the home; children, Micha Winter and husband, Tommy, of Joplin, Brooke Lawrence and husband, Cameron, of Joplin, Hannah Hymer and husband, Michael, of Asbury, Mo., Alex Watson and husband, Tristan, of Joplin, and Ashley Doerge, of Joplin; parents, Jody and "Pudge" Ketcher, of Tahlequah, Okla.; brothers, Mitchell King and wife, Gina, of Spokane, Mo., Richard Chisoe; grandchildren, Skyler Winter, Luke Winter, Dominique Bradley, Daunte Bradley, Aayden Hymer, Davien Watson, River Hymer, Beau Watson and London Lawrence.
Funeral services will be Monday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Pastor Gregory Mech officiating. Interment to follow in Osborne Memorial Cemetery, with family serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at Parker Mortuary on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions are requested to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, St. Louis, Mo.
Published on January 25, 2018