Born on Oct. 17, 1950, in Fort Wayne, Ind., she was the daughter of Walter M. and Hilda C. (Witte) Bruner. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1968. On Nov. 4, 1972, she married Edward ‘Coop’ Ivy Sr.
She first worked at Chamberlain Products in South Whitley from 1968 till 1975. From 1975 until 1985 she worked at Starlite and retired from Larwill Products in 2009. Doris was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in rural Columbia City. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid softball player and coached for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years; a daughter: Clara Myers, South Whitley; son: Edward ‘Cooper’ (Misty) Ivy Jr., Columbia City; twin sister: Delores ‘Dee’ Gaylord of Warsaw; brothers: Robert (Janice) Bruner, Mississippi; James (Sue) Bruner, Liberty Mills, Ind.; Melvin Bruner, Pierceton, Ind.; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Albert.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the funeral home with Certified Funeral Celebrant Sharon Brockhaus officiating. Burial will follow at South Park (Annex) Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Riley’s Children Hospital.