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Doris A. Walter, 79, Greencroft Manor 4, Goshen, formerly of New Paris, died 3:43 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen, where she resided at for three years.
She was the daughter of Floyd and Marian (Schrock) Weldy and was born on Jan. 23, 1938, in Wakarusa. On June 1, 1956, she married Donald E. Walter at Union Center Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are her husband, Don, Goshen; sons, Kent (Karen) Walter, Nappanee, and Edward Walter, New Paris; a daughter, Melody Sandlin, Goshen; four brothers, Harold Weldy, Goshen and Florida, Roy Weldy, Nappanee, Dale Weldy, Liberty, Kentucky, and Wade Weldy, Elkhart; six grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Dorothy Weldy.
Doris was a 1956 graduate of New Paris High School. She was an active member at Union Center Church of the Brethren, where she enjoyed helping in Sunday School, youth activities and missions work. She was on the church softball team for many years.
Doris and Don did volunteer work by coordinating Christmas programs at Westville Prison for many years. They spent many winters in Sarasota, Florida, where they loved to volunteer. They supported the Galilean Home in Liberty, Kentucky, since the early '80s and helped with fundraising.
She retired after 25 years of employment as bookkeeper from Burger Dairy in New Paris. After retiring, she spent many years as a volunteer at Greencroft in laundry.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. service Thursday, Nov. 16, at Union Center Church of the Brethren, 70535 C.R. 11, Nappanee. The Rev. Frank Ramirez and the Rev. Rhonda Dorn will officiate. Burial will take place in Union Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Galilean Childrens Home, Liberty, Kentucky.
Online condolences may be sent at rrefh.com.
Published on November 12, 2017
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