Doris May Grove Schroeder


Doris May Grove Schroeder, 92, Elkhart, passed away at 8:55 a.m., Monday, May 20, at Hubbard Hill Estates.
She was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Upper Merthyr Tydfil, Great Britain, to Jeremiah Coffey and Annie Jane (Phillips) Coffey.
She married Orval Grove Sept. 25, 1945. He passed away March 18, 1975.
She married Wayne Lowell Schroeder Oct. 29, 1984. He passed away Aug. 30, 2018.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis (Suzanne) Grove, Wakarusa, and Dale (Jane) Grove, Mishawaka; stepdaughter, Debra (Pat) Smith, Mishawaka; stepson, Randy (Jill) Schroeder, Mishawaka; eight grandchildren, Justin Smith, Nicole (Eric) Moore, April Schroeder, Lisa (Sharath) Grove Narayan, Christopher (Kayla) Grove, Jennifer (Paul) VanAntwerp, Matt (Holly) Sharp and Carrie (Dustin) Hopp; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Orval Grove and Wayne L. Schroeder; grandson, Michael Grove; and two brothers, Jerry Coffey and Albert Coffey.
Doris graduated high school in Wales at the age of 16. She worked at Miles Laboratory and was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Mishawaka.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, and one hour prior to a 10 a.m. funeral service Thursday, May 23, at Wakarusa Missionary Church, 202 W. Waterford St. Wakarusa. The Rev. Dr. Adam Clark of St. Peter Lutheran Church and Pastor Damon Gardzelewski of Wakeshma Community Church will officiate.
Burial will follow at Olive (West) Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart.
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