Doris L. Jeffrey, 85, of Greenville, died Friday afternoon December 4, 2020 at the Laurels of Fulton. Doris was born on May 24, 1935 in Vestaburg, the daughter of Earl and Leah Teed.
Doris was married to William Jeffrey for 27 years and together they raised five kids. They lived on a farm and operated the farm as a family. Everyone pitched in with planting/harvesting crops, caring for the cows, pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats and wildlife that required a little TLC before being released back into the wild. Mom loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting baby blankets for her grandkids, gardening, writing, taking care of animals and taking all of her children fishing after evening chores were done. She was a very compassionate person, was always available to lend a hand, listening ear or just sit down and chat about whatever. When one of the family cats disowned one of her newborn kittens mom fed the kitten with an eyedropper and carried it around in her pocket to keep it warm while doing barn chores, etc.
Even though mom and dad divorced after 27 years of marriage and despite their differences neither of them ever spoke a negative word about the other. Mom and dad maintained a friendly relationship which ensured that their children did as well. We remained a family unit and mom always considered dad “William” her one and only true love.
Doris is loved and survived by her husband; William Jeffrey of Sheridan, children; Diana (Ricky) Schroeder of Adrian, Jessie Jeffrey of Sheridan, Hattie (Buz) Hansen of Greenville, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, siblings; Carl (Mary) Briggs of Grand Rapids, Max (Louise) Briggs of Vickeryville, Jim (Theresa) Forist of Texas, Edith (Phil) Flowers of Stanton and sister Linda of Grand Rapids, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons; Allen Jeffrey and Mikel Jeffrey, grandson; Mikel Jeffrey Jr., two sisters; Dottie (Tog) Rambo Jr., sister Mary and one brother in infancy.
Private graveside services were held at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding with Pastor Ken Harger officiating.
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