Dorris Dewhirst

Obituary of Dorris Dewhirst

Dorris Lowry Dewhirst, 93, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away March 24, 2017. She was born on August 25, 1923 in Taylorville, IL to John W. Lowry Jr. and Clara Fay Stacy Lowry.

Dorris enjoyed sewing and spending time reading her Bible. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who received joy in spending time with family.

In addition to her parents, Dorris was preceded in death by her husband, Arlington “Arlie”; brother, John and sisters, Georgia, Dorothy and Helen.

She is survived by sons, Danny Dewhirst, David Dewhirst and Richard (Constance) Dewhirst; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Peter) Mayberry, Rachel Dewhirst, Miriam Dewhirst, Sarah Dewhirst, Paul and Timothy Dewhirst, Josiah Dewhirst, Bethany Dewhirst and Caleb Dewhirst; 4 great-grandchildren and sister, Mary Louise McGarry.

Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, March 28 at 10 am in Colonial Hills Baptist Church, 8140 Union Chapel Road, Indianapolis, IN. The funeral will take place at 12 noon in Colonial Hills Baptist Church, where Dorris had been a faithful member for more than 35 years. Dorris often made the comment “she looked forward to seeing her loved ones in heaven including her baby boy, Dale.”

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorris, be given to Colonial Hills Baptist Church-Missions Fund. Envelopes will be available at the service.

Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.

Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.