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Doris D. Cole

Born: Sat., Sep. 12, 1925
Died: Wed., Feb. 24, 2016


Memorial Service At A Later Date

12:30 PM Sat., Mar. 05, 2016
Location: Walnut Church of the Brethren


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Doris D. Cole, 90, formerly of South Bend, passed away Wednesday, February 24th at Brookdale Fall Creek, Indianapolis after an extended illness.

She was born on September 12, 1925 in Tippecanoe, IN to the late Glen D. and Eva ErVada (Jones) Cole.  She was a graduate of Tippecanoe High School in 1945 and attended all the class reunions possible before her failing health.  She lived in South Bend for 45 years coming from Tippecanoe, IN.  She retired for Allied Signal in South Bend after 30 years of service.

Doris is survived by her close friends, D. Johanna Davis-Ryan and Colleen McCormick.

She was preceded in death by her companion, Barbara Bonar on May 2015.

Doris loved to go cruising and traveled to all 50 States.  She also loved to play bingo and was an avid dog lover receiving an Outstanding Achievement for Animal Welfare awards from the Humane Society of St. Joseph County where she did volunteer work.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:30 PM on March 5th at Walnut Church of the Brethren, located at 5975 19th Road, Argo, IN with Pastor Robert Rice officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

The HANLEY & Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel” handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to Doris’s family and friends

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jo and Cookie
   Posted Mon February 29, 2016
Our dear friend and companion for our favorite cousin is together now in heaven. . .We give thanks to God for the wonderful memories they have shared with us.
Love, Peace and Joy Forever.

John Hartman
   Posted Fri March 04, 2016
So many sweet memories come flooding back of times spent with Dori... a roaring fire blazing in the woodburning stove on winter days, the smell of a Sunday dinner (no one, but no one could cook a Sunday meal like her and Barb!), playing darts on the backyard deck on a summer's day, fishing, wood chopping or heading up to the cabin near Reed City, MI. She made everything OK and brought a sense of calm wherever she was, and sometimes that took a lot of effort. She taught me you can accomplish big things in small steps, like you can create a big pile of wood carrying just one log at a time. There wasn't anyone she wouldn't lend a hand to. There wasn't anyone she wouldn't give her heart to. There wasn't anyone in need she wouldn't reach out to. The hole you leave on this earth is bigger that you think, Dori. Rest in sweet peace. You've earned it. I'll see you on the other side.

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