Denning, Doris

Written by David Green.

Doris Denning, 97, of Morenci, Mich., died Nov. 3, 2011, at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian, Mich.

She was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Seneca Twp., Mich., the daughter of Amos and Mariam (Lord) Ford.  On Aug. 9, 1955, in Angola, Ind., she married James H. Denning. He preceded her in death April 18, 1988.

Doris lived all of her life in the Morenci area. She attended the Weston United Methodist Church and was formerly employed at Hurd Lock in Adrian.

Survivors include two daughters, M. Jacquelin (and Zale) Fether of Gladwin, Mich., and Beverly (and Arlie) Pickles of Sand Creek, Mich.; a son, Ronald (and Joyce) Bachman of Montgomery, Mich.; two step-daughters, Catherine Smith of Plymouth, Mich., and Barbara (and John) Fouty of North Adams, Mich.; grandchildren, Michael (and Martha) Fether, Ken (and Diane) Fether, Curtis (and Irene) Fether, Cheryll (and Paul) Stewart, David Pickles, Douglas (and Londa) Pickles, Ronald (and Denise) Bachman, Jr., and Richard (and Paula) Bachman; step-grandchildren, Garret Masters, Matthew Masters, Brittan “BJ” (and Jolie) Masters, James Smith, John Smith, Gregg (and Ruth) Fouty, Douglas (and Ann) Fouty, Steve Fouty, Brenda (and Jim) Todoroff, and Beth (and Bill) Stokka; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Fether, Ashley Fether, Joel (and Jessica) Fether, Zachary (and Amber) Fether, Andrew Fether, Matthew (and Heidi) Fether, Jennifer (and Rob) Goldsmith, Brian Fether, Laurie (and Casey) Randolph, Nikki Zenk, Adam (and Kim) Zenk, Michael Stewart, Andrea Pickles, Amanda (and Wes) Merkel, and Melissa Bachman; step-great grandchildren, Rachel Smith, Alan (and Heidi) Fouty, David Fouty, Thomas Fouty, Ben Fouty, Paige Fouty, Christopher Todoroff, Jessica Todoroff, Kelli Todoroff, and Kenneth Stokka; great-great-grandchildren, Claire Fether, Kelsey, Brayden, Taylor, Bryce and Braxton Randolph, Estelle and Eva Coant, Graham Callendar, and Douglas “DJ” Ott and Eleanor Ott; and step-great-great-grandchildren, Gregory, Catherine, Timothy, Michael, Grace, Carson and Collin Fouty.

In addition to her husband, Doris was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Folette Thompson, Eleanora Sallows and Verda Fallon; five brothers, Marion, Mahlon, Kenneth, Kermit and Everett Ford; and a step-great-great-granddaughter, Sara Smith.

Funeral services are planned at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Joel Fether officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Green Gables Activity Fund at the Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian.

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