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 Doris Elizabeth <I>Hetzler</I> Neuenschwander

Doris Elizabeth Hetzler Neuenschwander

Shelby County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Jun 2013 (aged 88)
Saint Marys, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA
Burial Pasco, Shelby County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 111816017 · View Source
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ST. MARYS - Doris Elizabeth Neuenschwander, 88, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 4:14 p.m. in the Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys.
Born on Sept. 27, 1924, in Shelby County, she was a daughter of the late Fred C. and Margaret (Stewart) Hetzler. She married John C. Worthington on April 25, 1943, in Shelby County. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 1981. They were the parents of three sons, who survive, Robert (Patricia) Worthington, of Encampment, Wy., Larry (Mary) Worthington, of Sidney, and Freddy (Brenda) Worthington, of Springboro.
Doris is also survived by six grandsons, Mark (Lieve) Worthington, of Cheyenne, Wy., Michael Worthington, of Laramie, Wy.; Timothy (Jodi) Worthington, of Russia, Daniel Worthington, of Toledo, Todd (LaDonna) Worthington, of Middletown, and Chad (Jessica) Worthington, of Springboro; and three stepgranddaughters, Violet (Jacob) Sanderson, Mari Mahoney, of Wyoming and Marsha Mahoney, of Colorado; 10 great-grandchildren, Meghan, Dustin, Cody, Trent, Blake, Ireland, Grace, Reagan, Addison and Anastasia Worthington; and four stepgreat grandchildren, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Collin, Abigai, and Sarah Ann Sanderson. She is also survived by a niece Donna Mae (Stephen) Worl.
She married Simon "Sam" Neuenschwander on Feb. 12, 1983, in Berne, Ind., and he preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2003. From this marriage she is survived by three stepdaughters, Susan (Dave) Wulliman, of Berne, Ind., Jo (Eldon) Williams, of Celina, and Denise (Dan) Duvall, of Fort Wayne, Ind. Doris is also survived by 11 step randchildren, Todd Wulliman, of Fort Wayne, Ind., Kurt (Lucie) Wulliman of Nashville, Tenn., Katie (Jason) Andrew, of Celina, Amanda (Shane) Tickle of Rockford, Nichole (Russell) Paul of Darlington, Wis., Amber Ballinger of Fort Wayne, and Ashley (Brad) Pearson of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and 11stepgreat-grandchildren, Lauryn, Sophia, Quinn, Tatum, Tenley, Samuel, Savannah, Zoe, Owen, Logan and Abraham.
In addition to her parents and two husbands, Doris was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Donald (Mable) Hetzler and two nephews, Paul and David Hetzler, all from Sidney, and a stepdaughter, Ann Zollinger of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Doris was a lifelong member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Shelby County and also attended the First Mennonite Church in Berne, Ind. After graduation from Green Township High School, Shelby County, in 1942, she worked as a cashier at Rapp's Women's Store in Piqua, until she was married. Then she was a farmer's wife. Later she worked for J.C. Penney's in Piqua and Logan. After moving to VanWert in 1968, she managed the Schiff Shoe Store and worked at Central Mutual Insurance Co. In 1971, she and John bought the Photo Star Newspaper in Willshire. John published the newspaper until his death in 1981, at which time Doris assumed the duties until 1987, when she retired and sold the newspaper. She was a member of the Peony Chapter of American Business Women's Association in Van Wert and was voted Woman of the Year for 1980. She served on the board of trustees for the United Way, and the advisory board for the Visiting Nurses. On July 17, 2004, Doris moved to Otterbein Retirement Community in St. Marys, where she found a whole new family and lived her remaining years.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, June 6, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Otterbein Retirement Community Chapel, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys, with Chaplain Vince Lavieri presiding. There will be an hour of visitation prior to the funeral service beginning at 10 a.m. in the chapel. Burial will follow in the Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco, east of Sidney at 2 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Spring Creek Baptist Church, 15333 E. Miami-Shelby Road, Piqua, OH 45356 or to Otterbein Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, 11300 Circle Drive, St. Marys, OH 45885.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on June 4, 2013




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