Senior Spotlight: Doris Peters

Doris (Miller) Peters and her twin, Dorothy, were born in Whitley County on Dec. 14, 1929. Raised on a farm north of Larwill, she and her 9 siblings grew up working hard to help their parents with the crops and livestock. She graduated from Larwill High School in 1947. In July of 1950, Doris married John "Ed" Peters. They continued to make their home near the Miller family homestead, where they raised their 9 children.

Doris spent many years being a stay-at-home mom. Cooking, gardening, sewing and caring for their home was where she spent most of her time. In the late 1970's she got a job working in the administration office for Columbia City schools. Always having a love for numbers and being good at math made this job in the payroll department a perfect fit for her. She remained at this position until she retired in 1993.

Doris and Ed enjoyed traveling to a variety of places together during their retirement years. They also spent a few weeks in Florida during the winter months. Being in Clearwater, walking the beach and spending time with their friends in Florida was her favorite place to visit. In July 2003 Ed passed away, only a few years after they had moved to South Whitley.

Doris has been coming to the senior meals since they began 5 years ago and loves the new friends she has made and enjoys the time she is able to reconnect with old friends. The thing she feels few people know about her is when her daughters were young she made most of their dresses.

Her hobbies include reading, doing puzzles with her children and grandchildren, making homemade noodles, and spending time with her family and friends. Although she does not own a pet, her family shares Charlie with her anytime she wants him. Thanks, Doris, for being a regular guest at L&C and an important part of the One Community family.

Doris with her grandsons Gabe and Dane at L&C

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