December 23, 1931 – February 23, 2018

Mrs. Doris Sowers Kingery, 86 of Manchester, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.

A life celebration with the family will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 2–4 p.m. at Meyer Funeral Home–Bishop Chapel in Greenup, Illinois. In loving memory of Doris, memorials may be made to a local animal shelter. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Doris was born on December 23, 1931, in Jewett, Illinois to the late Lee Augusta Sowers and Goldie May (Miller) Sowers. Mrs. Kingery was a homemaker and when she was able enjoyed painting and other arts, her small dogs, her cats, bird watching and raising flowers.

Doris is survived by her husband of 64 years, Marshall Kent Kingery; daughter, Debbie Bomar (Bruce); sons Kent Kingery, Dean Kingery (Brenda); grandchildren Nathan Smith, Natalie Frasier (Scotty), Nicole Salazar, Laura Kingery, Jennifer Mansfield (Dustin), Josh Kingery (Jessica); brother Roy Lee Sowers; sister Marjorie Brummer; and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Burlin Dean Sowers and a sister Genevia Marie Jones.