Doris Elaine (McKeever) Wurz

11/29/1932 — 03/30/2021

From Richland, WA | Born in Booneville, AR

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Sun, April 25, 2021, 2:00 pm
Sun, April 25, 2021, 4:00 pm
Sunset Gardens
915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA 99352

Doris Elaine (McKeever) Wurz

On March 30th, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones, Doris went to be with Jesus as she moved from her Earthly home to her Heavenly home.  She was 88 years old.

Doris was born in Booneville AR on November 29th, 1932.  Her parents were Guinn (Bud) McKeever and Ferne (Butler) McKeever.

She had a special love for basketball and played all throughout school.  She graduated in 1950, in Perry AR.  After graduating she moved to North Little Rock and got a job with Westinghouse.

In 1952 she married Robert E. (Gene) Wurz in Atkins AR then moved to Richland WA.

Doris and Gene had 4 children.  She was a stay at home Mom until she got a job in the Richland School District and worked with special needs children for many years at various grade schools throughout Richland.

Doris was a member of Central United Protestant Church in Richland.  She was a Sunday school teacher there for many years and did a crafts program that taught about Jesus while being creative at the same time.

She is survived by her brother Jerry (Pete) McKeever and sister Gwendolyn Strassle.  She is also survived by her children Rob (RoseAnne) Wurz, Elaine (Tom) Hinkle, Melinda Wurz (Rick Miles), and Kevin Wurz. Grandchildren Jason (Poppy) Wurz, Thomas Wurz, Kadi Hinkle (Blake Patrick), Jacob Wurz,  Michelle Wurz, Brandon Wurz, and Great Grandson Aiden Wurz.  She is also survived by numerous relatives that she loved dearly and friends too numerous to list.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene Wurz, parents and brother Jamie McKeever and numerous other loved ones.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to local charities Tri-City Union Gospel Mission or Heartlinks Hospice and Palliative Care.

Graveside services are at Einan’s at Sunset/Einan’s Funeral Home on Sunday April 25th, 2021 at 2 p.m.


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  • Dear Doris Elaine (McKeever) Wurz, I am so sorry for your horrific struggle for survival here on earth…I know that where you are now is so much more what you can now rest peacefully in with our AMAZING LOVING FATHER IN HEAVEN THAT WILL KEEP YOU CLOSE FOREVER WITHOUT ANY MORE PAIN TOURMENT AND SUFFERING! I want to THANK YOU for your daughter Elaine, she is one of my new best friends…miracles do happen sometimes due to a great loss and grieving. I believe that I probably would have never met your Elaine such a precious blessing and treasure to me, if it wasn’t for these circumstances. SO THANK YOU DEAR SWEET DORIS FOR THE GIFT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME!!! UNTIL WE MEET GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS IN YOUR HEAVENLY HOME!!! DEAR GOD PLEASE KEEP DORIS’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HANDS AND GIVE THEM YOUR PEACE AND LOVE THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING…PLEASE DO A GREAT AND MIGHTY HEALING FOR ALL THAT ARE IN MOURNING. THANK YOU DEAR LORD, AMEN AMEN & AMEN

    Cyndy A. Steele-MacDermott
    April 28, 2021
    Auburndale, Florida
  • Doris was a great lady. I have many fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Truly hard to say goodbye to somebody who was so cherished,

    Malcom Chunn
    April 24, 2021
    West Richland WA
  • The Wurz family is all saddened by the passing of my dear Aunt Doris. I spent many happy times as a youngster with her. I still have a couple recipes she shared with me as a younger adult. We will all miss her. Rest In Peace.

    April 20, 2021
  • She lived a long life and touched many. I was blessed to see her a couple years ago in the lobby of the doctor’s. We had a nice visit. I’m grateful our last words ended with a hug and kindness.

    April 10, 2021