Doris I. Shambarger, 92, North Manchester, passed away on Aug. 14, 2020, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester. On Jan. 7, 1928, Doris was born to Frank and Mary (Renicker) Frantz in Wabash County.
Doris took pride in being a homemaker, where she was a farmer’s wife and mother to four children. She also appreciated working in the yard and gardening. She was very passionate about her family and enjoyed cooking meals for family holidays. Doris married Herbert W. Shambarger on Nov. 30, 1947. The two were wed for 67 years before Herbert passed away on Feb. 23, 2015. Doris was a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church for over seventy years. First being baptized in the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Mexico, Indiana and once she and Herbert moved to the area, she became a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, North Manchester.
The memory of Doris I. Shambarger will be forever cherished by her sons, Fred (Carol) Shambarger, North Manchester, Jeff (Beth) Shambarger, Roann; two daughters, Elaine Gearhart, Silver Lake, Ginny (Curt) Falk, North Manchester; one brother, Joe F. (Lee Marilyn) Frantz, Roann; one sister, Virginia Skiles, Flora, Indiana; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herbert Shambarger; two sisters, Eileen Sampson and Rebecca French; one brother-in-law, Bob Sampson; and one son-in-law, Thomas Gearhart.
Private services will be held at a later date.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Doris I. Shambarger, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or Donor’s Choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary.