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Doris M. Welliver

January 23, 1931 — October 13, 2017

Doris M. Welliver, 86, of Lititz, died peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Luther Acres. Born in Elizabethtown, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Mary E. Bretz Nutt. Doris married Paul E. Welliver on May 25, 1951 at Christ Lutheran Church in Elizabethtown officiated by the Reverend Dr. Raymond Fetter. For many years Doris worked in the office for Mount Joy Mutual Insurance Company and later for Lititz Mutual Insurance. She was a 1949 graduate of Elizabethtown High School. Doris was an active and faithful member of St. Paul Evangelical Church, Lititz, where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Friendship Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Elizabethtown; and was an avid Bingo player. While at Luther Acres Doris’ life was enriched each day that she received visits from Harley the therapy pig and Rosie the therapy dog. Doris had a life-long passion for her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband Paul, are two sons, Gilbert P. husband of Carol Welliver of Lititz, Thomas J. Welliver of Lititz, a daughter, Mary K. Welliver of Manheim, two grandsons, William H. husband of Melinda Welliver and John P. Welliver.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Doris’ funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 216 South Broad Street, Lititz, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM. There will be a viewing on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Doris’ memory to the (therapy dog) Luther Care “Rosie Fund” 600 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543, or Hospice and Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
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