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Doris May Amerine 1923 - 2012
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Doris M. Amerine, 88, of Great Bend, passed away at Cherry Village Residential Care in Great Bend on Thursday evening. Doris was born on Nov. 7, 1923 in Great Bend to Emery Blaine and Katie E. (Brocher) Burris. A life-long resident of Barton County, she graduated from Great Bend High School in 1941. On April 11, 1942, she was united in marriage to Maurice D. Amerine at Great Bend. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1981.  Doris was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Survivors include two sons, Martin D. Amerine and his wife Patti, and Gary W. Amerine and his wife Alice, both of Great Bend; two daughters, Carol D. Moore and her husband Pat of Hutchinson and Linda K. Harper and her husband Charlie of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Fae Amerine, Gladys Graham, and Joyce Burris; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Steven R. Amerine; one granddaughter, Emily Harper; one great-grand-daughter, Misty Willadson;and two brothers, Leon “Roy” Burris and Jessie “Glenn” Burris.


Inurnment will be held at the Great Bend City Cemetery at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation, as cremation has already taken place. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Great Bend Relay for Life. Online condolences may be left and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals*
2115 Washington St.
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, May 20, 2012