Aug. 7, 1912 — Sept.16, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Doris May Rovenstine, 98, passed away at 12:10 a.m., of natural causes at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
A former resident of the communities of Bourbon and Bremen, she has made her home for the past five years in the Miller’s Assisted Living Center in Plymouth.
She was born in Crawfordsville, the daughter of Jesse S. and Ethel (Campbell) Ward Aug. 7, 1912. She graduated from Crawfordsville High and then Indiana University – Bloomington with a degree in social work. Following graduation she worked in Terre Haute, as a social worker.
May 1, 1937 in Lafayette, Doris became the bride of Clarence E. “Gene” Rovenstine who preceded her in death Jan. 9, 2006. Together they enjoyed 68 years together and spent more than 30 winters in various parts of Florida. Their passion was antiques. As dealers they bought, sold and traded at numerous shows in the Midwest and Florida. Doris was most fond of dolls, dishes and teapots.
A homemaker, Doris possessed a green thumb especially for African Violets. The couple enjoyed bridge, golfing and bowling and after Gene’s passing, Doris continued a most active life. She was known by her family to be adventurous, kind and gracious with a creative side and a gift for writing.
She is survived by three loving daughters and their families. They are: Rosemary E. and Richard Stutzman of Crawfordsville and their children, Belinda Hartzler and Tod Stutzman; Rita A. and Roger Thayer of Argos, and their children, Robin Davidson, Pamelyn Eads and Jennifer Silva; Roberta J. and Steve Mann of Osceola, and their children, Michael Mann and Matthew Mann; and 14 great-grandchildren: Lauren, Preston and Marlynne Stutzman, Audrey and A.J. Hartzler, Griffyn and Quentyn Carpenter, Braydon and Christin Davidson, and Caroline and Jake Eads, Natalie, Nicole and Nathan Mann.
She was preceded in death by her parents; spouse; a granddaughter, Jill Carpenter; and a great-granddaughter, Madelyn Eads.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Ken Walker of the Argos United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bremen Cemetery.
Preferred are memorial gifts in Doris’ memory to The Jill Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Marshall County Community, 2701 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN, 46563.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com .