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Doris Juanita Elmore, 99, passed from this life surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Terre Haute.
A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral and Cremation Service. Pastor Dana Newhouse will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the funeral home.
Born July 24, 1918, in Jackson County, Doris was the daughter of Charles Day and Letha Boggs Wallace. She married Dale Richard Elmore on Aug. 24, 1936, in Brownstown; he preceded her in death on June 11, 1970.
Doris retired from the Muscatatuck State Developmental Center dietary department in 1984. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Terre Haute when health allowed. She enjoyed reading her e-reader, eating out and loved having company.
She is survived by three sons, Donald (Marvelle) Elmore of Scipio, Richard (Mary) Elmore of Sun City, Ariz., and David (Louise) Elmore of Seymour; one daughter, Linda (Jim) Rodenberger of Terre Haute; one foster daughter, Janet Sue (Alvin) Fields of Seymour; two nieces, Ellen Wallace of Crothersville and Donna (Jeff) East of Reddington; a daughter-in-law, Sue Elmore of North Vernon; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and eight siblings.
She touched so many lives in her 99.5 years. Her wisdom, compassion and love will live through her children, grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Trinity Lutheran Organ Fund.
Friends and family are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Doris' memory at:
Published on February 15, 2018
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