Orissa C. Risa Doyle

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Orissa C. "Risa" Doyle

July 13, 1934 - November 01, 2018

Orissa C. Risa Doyle Orissa C. "Risa" Doyle, age 84, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at local nursing home, following an illness.
Risa was born on July 13, 1934, in Joplin, the daughter of the late Lee and Louie (Gourley) Gayler. She has been a lifetime area resident. She graduated from Joplin High School in 1952. She then graduated from Joplin Business College.
Risa married Robert Doyle on April 25, 1952, in Huntsville, Ark., together they raised three daughters.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Risa worked as a bookkeeper for the Joplin Stockyards and was a supervisor for the Missouri Department of Revenue. She was a member of Park Plaza Christian Church. Risa had a tender heart for all animals. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, reading, bowling and painting. Risa was the queen of the crossword puzzles. She loved spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and quick wit.
Risa is survived by her loving husband, Robert Doyle, Joplin; three daughters, Cindy Lawson and husband, Doug, Joplin, Angie Minshall and husband, Steve, Grain Valley, Mo., and Julie Rowan and husband, Mark, Carl Junction, Mo.; six grandchildren, Bethany Lawson, Brandon Lawson and wife, Madina, Blaine Lawson, Cory Minshall and wife, Katie, Stacey Barnoskie and husband, Asa, Kyle Rowan and wife, Kate; and seven great-grandchildren, Isabelle Lawson, Audri Minshall, Stella Minshall, Fletcher Minshall, Isaiah Barnoskie, Elliana Barnoskie and McKynli Barnoskie.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, at Park Plaza Christian Church. B.A. Austin, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 4 - 5 p.m. Sunday at Mason-Woodard Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be given to Park Plaza Christian Church the, in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on November 3, 2018
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