Doris Mae (Becker) Garwood

Jul 16, 1927 - Nov 26, 2013

Doris Mae (Becker) Garwood, age 86, of Collins, ascended to heaven to meet The Lord on Nov. 26, 2013, where she joined her beloved husband Frank "Ike" Garwood.

Doris was born July 16, 1927, in Milan, and married Ike April 26, 1947. She was a loving, caring, and hardworking woman who never complained.

Doris was an active member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's Group where she always helped make mincemeat and apple butter. She worked a short time at Durable Mat before becoming a full time mother and dairy farmer's wife. Additionally, she was actively involved in Erie County Farm Bureau and was an advisor for the Dusty Boots 4-H Club from 1966-1979.

Doris enjoyed reading, playing board games, and "Grandma's Rules" Rummy with her grandchildren. Her hobbies included gardening and baking. Her grandchildren say she always had the best cookies. She also had a deep love for horses and a special way with animals.

Doris leaves behind her four children, Susan (Duane) Haas of Norwalk, James Garwood of Collins, Bonnie (Richard) Malone of Berlin Heights, and Jerry (Pam) Garwood of Collins; as well as 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Ike, on Feb. 24, 2002; her parents, Philip and Teresa (Antrim) Becker; her sisters, Leona Cane, and Ruth Summers; and a brother, Howard.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Morman-Hinman-Tanner Funeral Home, 38 South St., Berlin Heights. There will be visitation from 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, until funeral services at 11 a.m. at Lakeview United Methodist Church, 6 South St., Berlin Heights. Pastor Dick Kretchmar will be officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

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Doris will be missed but never forgotten. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lakeview United Methodist Church, PO Box 33, Berlin Heights, OH 44814.