Doris Thwaits


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June 24th

Doris Thwaits, 83, of Syracuse, IN passed away on June 21, 2019 at Goshen Hospital.  She was born on May 27, 1936 in Nappanee, IN to Otis & Dorothy (Kulp) Hunsberger.  She was a lifelong area resident where her loving manner and warm smile was well known.  Doris graduated from Nappanee High School. She achieved her Nursing Cap and later went on to become a licensed Broker and Realtor.  She enjoyed bowling and participated in several leagues over the years.   Doris was also an avid gardener and kept the dozens of birds that filled her yard very well fed.  Doris was a longtime member of the Calvary United Methodist church in Syracuse.  Most of all, she was a very loving mother, grandma, great-grandma and a friend to many.  She is survived by: her son – Dr. James (Sally) Thwaits of Syracuse,  2 daughters – Patty Overholt (fiancé Larry Peterson) of Goshen, and Carol (John) Ploetz of Willis, TX, 4 grandchildren – Adam (Mindy) Thwaits, Jennifer (Allen) Borchelt, Amanda Ploetz (fiancé Tanner Carroll), and Rebecca Ploetz,  6 great-grandchildren – Madilyn Thwaits, Simon Thwaits, Noah Thwaits, Gus Borchelt, Patrick Borchelt, and Jude Borchelt, many nieces and nephews, 1 brother – Jack Hunsberger and 2 sisters – Kim Anderson, & Cara Sterling.  Doris was preceded by her husband, Lawrence R. Thwaits, on March 27, 2018 and a brother, Niles Hunsberger.  Services will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 2 PM at Eastlund Funeral Home with calling 2 hours prior from noon until 2:00.  Burial will follow at the Syracuse cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 South Huntington, Syracuse, IN are appreciated.


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