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Dora Helen Vanneste, 71, passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, August 17, 2009.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 2009 at Waldo Funeral Home Chapel, 619 N. Travis Street, Sherman, Texas with Rev. Chet Teel officiating.  Graveside services will be at Friendship Cemetery, Family visitation will be Wednesday evening. 
 .......Gann, Bob Gann and Albert Gann (known as Pete) and sisters Joyce NIchols and LoisMae Redbird.
Dora is survived by her beloved husband of thirty-seven years, H. J. (Joe) Vanneste; three children, Deborah K. Coleman an husband James of Sherman, Steven D. Lowing of Denison and Bruce E. Lowing and J'ainene of Van Alstyne; grandchildren, David A. Bell and wife Gina of Midland, Tonya Brown of Whitesboro, Matt Lowing and wife Christy of Tom Bean, Lauren, Lyndsi and Lacie Lowing of Denison, Tyler and Kayla Lowing of Gunter, Erika and C.J. Lowing of Van Alstyne; great-grandchildren; Ashleighn and Kodee Brown of Whitesboro, Emma and Easton Lowing of Tom Bean and Christopher, Allison, Kelsey and Kolton Bell of Midland.  She has several nieces and nephews and a host of many other loving family and friends.
Pallbearers for Dora will be Everett Suter, Don Cogburn, Roy Holmes, Randy Straka, Randy Wooten and Greg Miller.
Dora worked for Montgomery Wards in Sherman for eleven years.  She had a love for ceramics and owned and operated Dora's Country Crafts until health issues made her close her business.  Her love for creativity was expressed in her ceramics.
Dora loved being with her husband and family.  They were the apple of her eye.  She was known for her great sense of humor and many times reminded us of Lucille Ball.  We have many great memories that can never be replaced.  She was truly "one of a kind".  Her love for cooking brought many to her house for "lessons'.  Her passion for a beautiful yard was shown with each touch of her hands.  Her roses were beautiful as well as her flowerbeds and the freshly cut grass.  All that ever had the pleasure of meeting Dora will truly miss her. She never met a stranger. Her family will miss her greatly.

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