Doris Jean Fuhrhop

March 7, 1931January 7, 2020

Doris Jean Fuhrhop of West Des Moines passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020 at Bishop Drumm Care Facility in Johnston. A visitation will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2020 at McLaren’s Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines with a funeral service at 12 p.m. Burial will take place at Resthaven Cemetery.

Doris was born to Ray and Geneva (Whitehead) Jennings on March 7, 1931 in McClure, Ohio. After she graduated from McClure High School she met her husband, Bud Fuhrhop; they were united in marriage on December 23rd, 1951 and were blessed with two daughters, Sandy and Susie. As a family they relocated to Iowa in 1969. After Bud passed away in 1975, Doris went into the workforce as a seamstress for Brandeis Alterations and Valley Bride.

In addition to being a seamstress and making clothing for her family and friends, Doris was an avid gardener and loved to plant roses and lilies in her garden. She also enjoyed refinishing furniture and antiques with Bud.

Doris is survived by her daughters, Sandy (Bill) Moore of Urbandale and Susie (Russ) Lenocker of Dexter; grandchildren, Courtney Moore of Urbandale and Jackson Lenocker of Earlham; great-grandchildren, Serenity and Roxas; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Fuhrhop; siblings, Irene, Zelma, Esther, and Marvin; and her parents. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for future donations.


  • Bill Moore
  • Russ Lenocker
  • Jackson Lenocker
  • Mike Young

  • To the family for future designation.


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020


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Lori Uhl

January 11, 2020

Mrs. Fuhrhop was the most beautiful person I ever knew. The family moved in next door to us. They were from Ohio, and I will never forget how welcoming Doris Jean was to me. I was one of 6 children, next door. But thankfully I became best friends with Doris's daughters, Suzie and Sandy. I love all of you, and will never forget the fun times we had making popcorn and sleeping out on the deck. I really love you Suzie and Sandy!!!
Lori Uhl

Heather Johnson

January 7, 2020

Sandy, Bill, Susie, Russ, Courtney,Jackson, Serenity & Roxas We are keeping you all in our prayers.
Sending our love
Kevin, Heather & Henry