- December 13, 1923 - February 26, 2014
- Lafayette, Indiana
of Doris' Passing
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“As a friend of the family, I remember many family gatherings with Julie's family when Doris was there. She always had a gentle sweet smile and a...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Fran Fraser - Goshen, IN - Friend
“While Doris will be deeply missed by family, friends, and church family, we have confidence through the Word of God that she is now in her heavenly...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Pastor Larry R Williams - IN
“You were a good woman. Always polite and gracious. You will be missed. Rest in Peace...you worked hard all your life until retiring in assisted...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Myrna Kay Funkhouser - Lafayette, IN
“I can hardly believe you're gone .... the last of the 3 sisters. Today and tommorow will be surreal, attending your visitation this evening and the...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Carol Funkhouser - Lafayette, IN
“- We Love and will miss you - and KNOW that you are now in God's Precious Hands -
5 of 11 | Posted by: Cecil H. Funkhouser III - IN
“Aunt Doris, after being informed of your passing yesterday I felt the absence of a saint on this earth. You constantly impressed everyone you ever...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Fred Funkhouser - Lafayette, IN
“This really is a sad day for us all! I also remember that old bowl of candy corn she used to always have sitting on her tv stand, and thanksgiving a...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Charlie and Michelle Funkhouser - IN
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth;+ for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away,+ and the sea+ is no more. 2 I also saw the holy...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Nathan Schwartz - San Antonio, TX
“Dear sweet aunt your smiling face will truly be missed! Even though our hearts are heavy with sadness we find comfort in knowing you are in His arms...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Rhonda & Randy Schwartz - IL
“Every Halloween we would go by so she could see our costumes, even took Sam when she was a baby. RIP Aunt Doris. You will be missed.
10 of 11 | Posted by: Saraj Musick (Funkhouser) - IN
“I was truly saddened when I heard of the passing of my Aunt Doris. She was such a sweet person. Never had a bad word to say about anybody. Always...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Julie Rutledge - Rockville, IN
Doris Eveleen Kauffman, 90, of Lafayette, IN, died at 3:50 a.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Attica, IN. Doris was born in Colburn, IN on December 13, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Albert Frederick and Nellie Faybell (Hanson) Kauffman. She moved to Lafayette, IN, in 1937 and graduated from Jefferson High School, class of 1942. Doris worked in Lafayette at Alcoa Inc. during WWII, Brown Rubber Company for 16 years after that, and retired from Lafayette Life Insurance after 25 years. She was a member of the Americus Quilting Club since 1987 along with her sister Sylvia and many family members before her. She was a member of Americus Union Church where she was the church pianist. She was also an active member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Lafayette Life Retirees Club, and participated in many military/patriotic activities and events throughout her life. She was an avid bowler participating in various leagues through Lafayette Life and earned quite a few trophies. After retirement she traveled to every state in the Continental United States; Montreal, Canada, and took a cruise to the Bahamas.
Surviving are two nephews, Frederick and Cecil "Bud" Funkhouser; two nieces, Julia Rutledge and Jo Ann Heims Boesche; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Sylvia Roberts and Vada Heims, and nephew Frances Funkhouser.
The family extends its appreciation for the care and attention shown by the staff of Woodland manor during her final days.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, with Sue Spurlin officiating. Entombment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Americus Union Church. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com