Doris Ruth Deal, 90, Wabash, died at 6:58 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at Millers Merry Manor West in Wabash. She was born Nov. 5, 1923 in Kosciusko County to Albert and Rhoda (Wideman) Laughman.
Doris attended Roann High School. She married Willard A. Deal in Peru on Feb. 13, 1947; he died Oct. 21, 1995. She retired from General Tire in Wabash in 1980, after 37 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ Eastwood in Wabash, and the General Tire Retirees Club #262. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing word search puzzles, and sewing. Doris lived at Millers Merry Manor West since April 2011.
She is survived by her daughter, Vickie (James) Smith, Anchorage, Alaska, sister, Irene (Bill) Nickell, Logansport, two grandsons, Brian and Mark Smith, and longtime friends, Don and Violet Emrick, Wabash. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Hattie Knola, and brother, Cecil Laughman.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Tim Tyner, Evangelist officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call 1 hour prior to service Tuesday, at the funeral home.
The memorial guest book for Doris may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.