Bom-Wrapper

Doris Kehoe

Doris R. Kehoe

Tuesday, February 7th, 1922 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Doris Kehoe, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Doris Kehoe

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Doris's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Doris's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

Doris Ruth Kehoe, 97 of Bronson passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Promedica of Coldwater.

A funeral service will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson with Pastor Terry Siler of the First Congregational Church of Bronson officiating. Interment will follow at Bronson Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson.

Doris was born February 7, 1922 on a farm in Athens Township to Ralph S. and Daisy (Isham) Watkins. She married Richard Kehoe in 1958 at Bronson First Congregational Church. He preceded her in death in 2007. She attended elementary school at Fox School on M-60. Doris graduated from Union City High School in 1940 at Valedictorian. She then went to Western Michigan University and was granted a teaching certificate in 1942. In 1956 Doris received a BA degree and a MA degree in 1971in Special Education at WMU. She taught a total of 36 years in Burlington, Lansing, East Leroy and the last 25 years at Bronson Community Schools retiring in 1984. Doris was a life member of the National and Michigan Education Associations, Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, the WMU Alumni Association, and a long-time member of AARP. She was an active member of the Bronson Educational Association. Doris was awarded as an outstanding Jr. High educator in 1973. She was very involved in the Special Olympics program and was honored as the Branch County Coach of the Year in 1982 for Area 18. Doris raised funds for many years for Bronson Community School Special Class. In 2012 she was inducted into the Bronson High School “Hall of Fame”.

Doris was a long-time member of the First Congregational Church, Women’s Fellowship, and the Church Council. She has been an active member of the Polish Festival Days council and honored as the Honorary Grand Marshall of the parade in 1990 and 2008 along with Leo Lehman. In 2009 the Council honored her with a plaque for over 40 years of service. Doris served on the Boards of Bronson Community Chest, United Way of Branch County, Branch County Historical Society, Bronson Woman’s Club, and Office Advisory Committee at the Branch County Career Center. She has been a long-time member of the Bronson Community Foundation and Friends of the Bronson Public Library. Doris started “Make a Difference Day” to purchase books for the Public Library several years ago supported by the members of the Woman’s Club, members of the Friends and Area Community. She served as an officer in most volunteer work. Doris loved to grow flowers, read, do volunteer work, and help her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

Doris is survived by her daughter Pamela (James) Stout of Florida; son Larry (Robin) Kehoe of Bronson; step-daughter Patricia (Leon) Muzzy of Illinois; daughter-in-law’s Jeanette Kehoe, Sue Weiss, and Joann Kehoe; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and 8 great, great grandchildren; and many nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Richard Kehoe; her parents; son David Weiss; step-son Lynn Kehoe; granddaughter Rhonda Barnaby; first husband Charles Weiss; sister Mildred Truesdell; and brother Duane Watkins.

Memorials may be directed to the First Congregational Church or Friends of the Bronson Public Library. www.dutcherfh.com
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Doris

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson
    Address
    321 E. Chicago St.
    BRONSON, MI 49028
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 3rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Dutcher Funeral Home of Bronson
    Address
    321 E. Chicago St.
    BRONSON, MI 49028
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Bronson Cemetery
    Address
    Grant St
    BRONSON, MI 49028
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Purchase Flowers

Consider providing a gift of comfort for the family of Doris Kehoe by sending flowers.

Purchase Flowers

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Doris here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
JK

Jeanette Kehoe

Posted at 04:55pm
Such a strong, smart, loving woman. Helped Richard and John Weilgos start K& Mfg. with lots with of her time and expertise - giving her family and others their livelihood. What a legacy she has left for all of us. Missing our Grammy, we love you so much,
Korinna, Hank, Wendy, Myste, Shrina, Torrie, Jace, Bentley, Hailei, and Jeanette
MA

Melanie Austin

Posted at 03:52pm
Aunt Doris was an inspiration in my life. Her and my grandmother getting their masters degree later in life made an impression on me at an early age. Growing up in the Kehoe family was a blessing. One of my memories is helping with a wedding shower at Aunt Doris's house, I felt like an adult! Rest in Peace.
KM

Kent miller

Posted at 07:41pm
Sorry to hear of your moms passing, she was a great .she taught a lot of kids about bowling at the alley.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: