July 13, 1934 - December 14, 2018
Doris Irene Lightner of Eaton Rapids, a woman who believed in the power of prayer, died December 14, 2018. Doris, 84, was born July 13, 1934 in St. Johns, MI to Harold Wineland and Zelma (Bond) Esch. She was adopted and raised by Burnett Esch. Doris was a woman of faith that loved everyone and enjoyed her time in prayer. There were many things that Doris excelled at and enjoyed in life, including: decorating cakes, cooking, crocheting, reading, doing cross word puzzles, playing the organ at church, and going to many church functions. WalMart customers appreciated her cake decorating skills, and she also worked at a donut shop, and as an orange (fruit) sorter. Doris was very proud of her family. She is survived by her children, Peggy Jane Booth, David (Kathleen) Lightner, Lisa Hicks, Fred (Sheryl) Lightner; daughter-in-law, Peggy Jo Lightner; brothers, Bud (Carolyn) Esch, Gary Esch, Michael (Paula) Esch, Dale Wineland, Duane (Colleen) Wineland, Larry (Betty) Wineland, Laurence (Judy) Wineland, Keith (Vickie) Wineland; sister, Linda (Sheldon) Snow; brother-in-law, Bill (Anne) Lightner; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Lightner Sr.; son, Robert Lightner Jr.; grandson, David Joseph Lightner; son-in-law Tony Booth; siblings, Lloyd and Karen Wineland. Friends are encouraged to support the Lightner family at visitation and funeral services. Funeral services are Monday, December 17, 3:00 PM at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Shane Bryant officiating. Visitation is Sunday, December 16, 3-5:00 PM at the funeral home. If desired, memorial contributions to the family are appreciated to help with final expenses. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Doris on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
Doris Irene Lightner of Eaton Rapids, a woman who believed in the power of prayer, died December 14, 2018. Doris, 84, was born July 13, 1934 in St. Johns, MI to Harold Wineland and Zelma (Bond) Esch. She was adopted and raised by Burnett Esch.... View Obituary & Service Information
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