Mary Louise Doran

April 15, 1922December 27, 2020

Mary Louise Doran, age 98, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away December 27, 2020. Family will receive friends beginning at 10am, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. Live-streaming of the service will be provided by the church and can be viewed at Burial will follow Mass in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Kansas.

Mary Louise was born on April 15, 1922 in Menominee, Michigan. Mary Louise married William Doran on May 10, 1952, in Menominee, Michigan. Bill’s job moved the family to New Orleans, St. Louis, Minneapolis and finally to Overland Park, where they lived since 1966. Mary Louise worked at Katherine Carpenter Elementary School in Overland Park for 29 years. After retiring from Katherine Carpenter, she was active with the Ladies Sewing Club at Holy Cross Church, where she was a long-time member. She loved football and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian Arthur Herbst and Florence A. (Trombley) Herbst; her husband of 36 years, William T. “Bill” Doran; and her son, Sean Herbst Doran.

She is survived by her son, Richard Doran (Mary Jane) of Overland Park; daughter, Deborah Barnes (Dennis) of Overland Park and Marcia Doran of Shawnee; four grandchildren, Eric Barnes (Taylor), Joseph Doran (Gloria), Kelly Haake (John) and Patrick Doran (Ashley). She was blessed with three great grandchildren, Lyla, Jack and Sean.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 2, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, January 2, 2021


  • Committal Service

    Saturday, January 2, 2021


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Susan Rawson

January 3, 2021

Mary Louise, "our Aunt Nonie" -- always so kind and loved family.

We always looked forward to her/their visits to the cottage in Upper Peninsula, Michigan when we could visit and share family memories.

You have a special place in our hearts. Rest in Peace!

Andy Youngworth

January 2, 2021

We moved to OP right after the tornado in June of 1966. The Doran family moved back into their “new” home not long after that and the rest is history. Sean and I were the best of friends and I called Mrs. D, “Ma” for a good reason. She was like a second mother to me and always welcomed me with open arms, greeting me with “Well, Andy, come on in, it’s so good to see you.”

The Youngworth and Doran families still remain close today. I will miss you Ma.


Ken DeSieghardt

December 30, 2020

I was good friends with Sean, Mary's son. I glad she didn't know about some of the nonsense we found ourselves doing -- or maybe she DID know!

She was always kind to me and I loved the banter in their household.

Rest easy, Mary. You earned it.