Doris  Spencer
Doris (Fry) Spencer, 79, was called to God on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 in Lafayette in the company of her children and grandchildren.
She was born June 6, 1940, in Logansport, to the late Vern Keith and Rosetta Mae (Dewitt) Fry. Doris grew up in rural Cass County on 320 acres nestled between Logansport and Royal Center.
She graduated from Royal Center High School (Class of 1958) and attended Indiana University earning a Bachelor's of Science Degree as a Registered Nurse and the honor of Summa Cum Laude (Class of 1962). Doris later earned a Master's Degree of Education from Purdue University in 1983.
Doris was preceded in passing by her husband Ivan Spencer, Aug. 14, 2004.
Doris was a registered nurse who enjoyed a long career as an instructor at St. Joseph, St. Elizabeth, and Ivy Tech over the years. For a portion of her time with Ivy Tech, she was the director of the nursing program and then later stepped down to an instructor position of which she retired from.
Doris's greatest passions were her children, grandchildren and traveling to different places with her family. She loved hosting family over the holidays and going on large group family trips and excursions. She had fun attending her children's and grandchildren's school, music and athletic events. Doris also enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and having lunch dates with her friends.
Surviving are her children, Steve (Gina) Spencer of Lafayette; Rochelle "Shelley" (Harold "Butch") Corbin of Romney; as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren Keyla (Thomas) Lane and children, Darrick, Seamus and Connor; Katie (Brandon) Davis and children, Michael and Mitchell; Kirsten (Sean) Keevin; Katelin (Ben) Cornell; Eric Spencer; Ashley Spencer; and Steven Spencer.
Doris had three older brothers who preceded her in passing, Bruce, Burl and Loren Fry.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Royal Center Chapel. Kevin Fry will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Kistler Cemetery, Royal Center.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Doris's memory to: CurePSP,, 1216 Broadway 2nd Floor, New York, NY. 10001
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Published on September 12, 2019


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