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home : obituaries : obituaries May 29, 2016

8/13/2013 8:00:00 AM
Doris E. Newcomer
June 6, 1941 - Aug. 10, 2013
Doris Newcomer
Doris Newcomer

Doris Evelyn (Horn) Newcomer, 72, of Rochester, passed away at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospice, Indianapolis.

On June 6, 1941, Doris Evelyn was born in Fulton County, the precious daughter of Charles and Velma (Smith) Horn.

As one of five children, she shared her childhood with three sisters and a brother.

In May of 1959, with great Tiger pride, she graduated from Talma High School.

In Mentone, on May 6, 1960, Doris married her best friend Robert 'Bob' Newcomer. Together, they shared 53 years of life's adventures. They raised four wonderful children: Angela, Brenda, Sherri and Tim. The family tree grew with the added blessings of eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

A woman of great faith, Doris was a life member of the Rochester Church of Christ. An accomplished seamstress, she sewed for family and professionally for others, making custom alterations. She enjoyed quilting, creating gifts of warmth for family and special friends.

To relax, she enjoyed working with her hands - all venues of crafting, from beadwork to inviting Bob for an assist with making cardinal and bluebird whirligigs. Doris was always up to the challenge of discovering a new craft and employing a variety of techniques. She was amidst new projects in the comfort of her sewing/craft room. She once made an outdoor bench with Bob's help.

Traveling since 1999 in the fifth wheel, Doris and Bob took to the road, visiting all but about five states. Their travels also included visits to Mexico, several provinces in Canada and a memorable trip through the Canadian Rockies to Alaska.

They were life members of the Sycamore Good Sams Club No. 13, and Chapter No. 51 of the Escapees. Their favorite destinations were Rhode Island, and the winters brought sunshine and warmth in Yuma, Ariz. Doris especially was intrigued by the natural beauty of the desert.

Doris is lovingly remembered by her husband Bob; three daughters, Angela Davis and husband Danny, of Aurora, Colo., and their children Seth McDonald, Sara Ramos, Rachael Ray, Jessica McDonald and Manuel Davis, Brenda Benzing and husband David, of Rochester, and their daughter Jacquelyn Davenport, and Sherri Wagoner, of Warsaw, and her daughter Amy Kreft; 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Jeanette Clemenston, of Sebring, Fla., Annabel Marshall, of Mentone, and Donna Jean Arven and husband Richard, of Georgia.

Preceding her in death were her father, Charles Horn; her mother, Velma, and husband Harold Gardner; a son, Timothy Alan Newcomer in 1983; and a brother Robert Horn.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Doris Evelyn (Horn) Newcomer will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the Church of Christ, Rochester, with James R. Davison officiating.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. today in Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service in the church.

Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent Hospice, 8450 N. Payne Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis.

Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to her family at

Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Article comment by: Eileen Howton

Bob and Family,
I am sorry for your loss of such a sweet woman. You are in my thoughts and prayers as I know Doris is in the Lord's house.

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