Doris J. Sheffer, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 1, 2023, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. She moved to Donaldson, Indiana on October 11, 2022, into the Catherine Kasper Life Center.
Doris was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 4, 1937, to James and Anne (Smith) Gray. She graduated from Morton High School in Hammond.
On a double date, she would meet her soulmate, William G. “Bill” Sheffer. The two would be engaged 6 months after meeting on Thanksgiving and become one in Holy Matrimony on May 19, 1956, at St. Paul Church in Hammond.
Doris helped raise their three children in the home that Bill and she built from the ground up. She had a contagious laugh and enjoyed being in several clubs such as Bunko, church-related, and card clubs. She was an avid needle pointer and a doting grandmother.
She gave of her time doing meals for the homeless, church bake sales, and various other events held throughout her church and neighborhood. She was a faithful member of The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in Flossmoor, IL.
Doris is survived by her sons, Geoffrey (Barbara) Sheffer and Robert (Colleen) Sheffer; grandchildren: James (Lauren) Sheffer, Abigail Sutherland, Hayley Sutherland, Andrew Sheffer, and Allison Sheffer; great-grandchildren Blake and Kensington.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 1993, her daughter Joan Sutherland and her parents.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 11 a.m. CST at The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist, 2640 Park Drive, Flossmoor, IL 60422.
A private burial will be held.
Memorial contributions can be made to the church.
Caryn Durski, Funeral Director
Merrie Carol Tomlinson says
Doris was my childhood friend. We kept in touch over the miles that separated us. She will be missed. God speed, Doris
Merrie Carol Tomlinson
Carolyn Johnson says
I am so sorry to hear this. Mrs. Sheffer was such a wonderful and kind person. Deepest condolences to her family and friends. I know she will be greatly missed.
Ed & Debbie Vargo says
We are so sorry for your loss. She will be remembered for her contagious laugh her heart full of kindness, and love to all.
Marge Burkholder says
My condolences to you Coleen and your family.
Margie Rogers says
Barb and Family,
My Condolences and Prayers to you all.
Judy Weatherbee says
Our condolences to you and your family. She was very special to many.
Chris Biggs says
My condolences and prayers are with you and the family.
With love and hugs, Chris
Lynda Pierce says
Deepest condolences to the family from Geoff’s former teammates at the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer in the Pentagon. A donation to the church is being made in Mrs. Sheffer’s memory.
Stacy Ballow, Kellorn Blanks, Jennifer Harper, Donald Jean, Gordana Muck, Lynda Pierce and Suzette Thompson
Lynda Pierce says
Deepest condolences to the family from Geoff’s former teammates at the Department of the Navy Chief Information Office in the Pentagon.
A donation is being made to the church in Mrs. Sheffer’s memory.
Stacy Ballow, Kellorn Blanks, Cheyenne Hanna, Jennifer Harper, Donald Jean, Gordana Muck, Suzette Thompson and Lynda Pierce.
Deb Crawford says
Barb, Geoff & Jay and Rob & Colleen and Family and Abby and Hayley and Families,
Our deepest sympathies on passing of Doris. Doris was so kind to our family!
Peace and Love🙏