Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Doris E. Willard

Doris E. Willard Lansing Born on November 17, 1915, slipped the bonds of earth into the arms of her Savior on the day after her 93rd birthday. She was met by her parents, Anna and Haskell Bundy. Doris graduated from Lansing Central High School in 1934 and was married for 34 years to Carl Minich and to Louis Willard for 25 years. Preceding her in death was her grandson, Jim in April 2007. In her working years, she worked as a bookkeeper for many local businesses and she will always be remembered for her sense of humor right until the end. Doris was a member of Delta Mills United Methodist Church and the Waverly 39er's Bridge Group where she played every chance she was given. She loved bingo, bowling and buying Estee Lauder at the Lansing Mall. She was an accomplished painter and many of those paintings are being enjoyed still. She also enjoyed playing the piano, which she played until the last year or so. Surviving are: children, Carl E. (Lois) Minich, Judy (James) Byington and Noelle (Ellis) Clark; grandchildren, Robin, Mark, Greg, Mike, Chris, Carla, Bob, Dave, Kimberly and Randal; 29 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with the Rev. Willie Miller officiating. Interment will follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for½hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions, in memory of Doris, may be made to McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel

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