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Doris P. Gardner, 81, of Moody Avenue passed away the morning of Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Apollo, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of Elmer F. Grimm and Mary Elizabeth Hamilton Grimm.
She was preceded in death in 1962, by her husband, Carl Leo Gardner, whom she married April 12, 1956.
Doris attended Ben Franklin Junior High School.
She was employed in the laundry department at Jameson Hospital and was also a waitress at Hazel's Restaurant and P.O. Lunch.
She enjoyed reading and playing cards, and was a member of Ellwood City Free Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Dennis E. Gardner of New Castle; two brothers, Thomas Grimm of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Kenneth Grimm of Polk, Pennsylvania; a sister, Shirley Warsing of Summerville, North Carolina; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lee Grimm.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, with the Rev. Matthew Bupp officiating.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on September 22, 2017
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