Doris Janet Tenley, 88, of Stanwood, entered into her eternal rest on her birthday, Dec. 18, 2020, in the comfort of her home with her family at her side.

Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, from 4-7 p.m., Fry Funeral Home, Tipton.

Funeral service was held Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, 10 a.m., Fry Funeral Home.

Burial followed at the Stanwood Cemetery.

Doris, daughter of Edgar and Gladys Lyon, was born Dec. 18, 1932 in Linn County. She graduated from Wyoming High School and was married to Dean Allen Tenley, Aug. 18, 1965. Doris was a farmwife and a child care provider, a member of the Stanwood Union Church and the Union Church Circle. Doris was known for her quick-witted comebacks, love of birds, many years of childcare and her “beautiful” decorated yard. She enjoyed quilting, garage sales, collecting cookie jars, puzzles, Christmas and all kids, especially her grand and great-grandkids.

Doris is survived by her children: Dee Ann Koberle of Stanwood, Donna (Garret) Moenk of Monticello, Diane (Paul) Feuss of Oxford Junction, Deborah (Richard) Meyer of Mechanicsville, Denise (Wade) Engelkens of Stanwood and David (Ginger) Tenley of Clarence; sister, Pat (George) Zirkelbach; sister-in-law, Pat Lyon; and her brother, Darwin (Darlene) Lyon; 16 grandchildren and 14 1/2 great-grandchildren.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, husband (July 17, 2012) grandson-in-law, Troy Brown; and siblings, Margaret Pegariek, Norma Tenley, Eugene Lyon, Robert Lyon, Kenneth Lyon and Elaine Husmann .

In lieu of flowers, memorials for the Union Church, Fire and Ambulance Services of Stanwood may be sent to 401 West Street, Stanwood, Iowa 52337. Online condolences may be shared at

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