Doris V. Davis
                                July 14, 1915 ~ January 24, 2018

Doris V. Davis, 102, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Shipshewana, died on
Wednesday, January 24, at The Heritage of Fort Wayne. She was born in
Shipshewana on July 14, 1915. Her parents were Niles H. and Ida (Foss)
Davis. She graduated from Shipshewana High School in 1931 as the
Salutatorian at the age of 15. She graduated from Indiana University in three
years and later earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-
Madison. She did additional graduate study at New York University, Iowa
State, Michigan State and Purdue. She was an Army dietician from 1945-47
at Madigan General Hospital at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Doris was the
outstanding dietician in her basic training group and achieved the rank of
2nd Lieutenant Medical Specialist Corps. She taught home Economics and
Physical Education in Indiana High Schools for 13 years. She was an
associate professor of Foods and Nutrition at the University of Wisconsin,
Stevens Point for 25 years. Upon retirement in 1977 she was given the
designation of professor emeritus. When Doris retired she moved back to
the family home in Shipshewana and lived there until 2015. Doris was a
member of the Shipshewana United Methodist Church, United Methodist
Women; Extension Homemaker’s Club, Book Club and was a founding
member of the Shipshewana Area Historical Society. She was very proud of
her family heritage. She was the great granddaughter of the founders of
Shipshewana. Doris enjoyed playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles, (in
ink!), Sudoku, jigsaw puzzles, playing scrabble, traveling, letter writing,
reading and especially spending time with family and friends. Doris was an
avid Chicago Cubs fan attending her first game when she was 11. She loved
“her boys” and drove by herself to Arizona for spring training for over 30
years until she was 90! She went to games in Chicago on the South Shore
as many as 30 times a summer, often taking family members and friends
with her. Doris had the highest honor bestowed upon her by the Hohokam
Ballpark Service Club in Mesa, Arizona for her unwavering devotion and
dedication and loyalty as a Cubs fan.  Doris is survived by her sister-in-law,
Becky Davis Ressler of Shipshewana and more than 100 nieces and
nephews who loved her deeply and celebrate the life of their amazing aunt,
and will always cherish her memory. Her love for and pride in her family
were constant and unconditional. She was preceded in death by her
parents, sister, Esther English and three brothers, Maurice, Keith and
Steward Davis. Doris’s family would like to express their heartfelt
appreciation to the staff of The Heritage of Ft. Wayne and Visiting Nurse
Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.  Visitation will be from 10:
00 - 11:00 am on Saturday February 10, followed by an 11:00 am funeral
service, all at Shipshewana United Methodist Church. Services will be
conducted by Pastor Eric Smith. Burial will be in Keightley Cemetery,
Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Shipshewana United Methodist
Church or Visiting Nurse Hospice, 5910 Homestead Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46814.

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Miss Davis will never be forgotten ... I had her as a teacher at Fremont High
School.  Her brother was the coach at the same time.  Lots of memories!!
From: Joyce Lomont Crowl
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I have fond memories of Doris when she visited her family in Pierceton!  
Always had a smile on her face and most the time a radio by her or
headphones on her ears listening to the Cubs game!!  Didn't matter if it was
during the mother/daughter banquet or the Pierceton Day parade!  She
always brought a smile to my face!  May she now Rest In Peace.
From: Leslie (Tenney) Stapleton