Doris (French) Kibler

August 1, 1925 ~ February 3, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Doris Kibler Obituary

Doris’ life began August 1, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up in Roseland Illinois and performed on noted Chicago stages as a child tap dancer. She also summered at the family cottage on Windemere Landing on Paw Paw Lake, where she made many friends who would be with her later in life.

After graduating from Fenger High School where she starred in gymnastics, she continued her education at Augustana College, graduating in 1945. She next attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1947. Careers as forensic scientist, wife and mother followed.

Doris was preceded in death by her beloved parents Isabel and Walter French, as well as her husband’s Donald DuLaney and Charles Kibler.

Doris’ loving family included: two sons Walter (Lucy) DuLaney and Donald (Ann) DuLaney; two step children Charles (Pam) Kibler and Sandra (Jim) McClure; six grandchildren Kenneth, James, Steven, Heather, Alexander and Christian; two great granddaughters Ada and Maeve; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and step grandchildren.

Doris died February 3rd. Doris’ life will be celebrated June 20th at 2:00 p.m (ET), with a graveside service at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery on Red Arrow Highway in Watervliet.

Memorials may be made in Doris’ memory Humane Society of Southwest Michigan, 5400 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085, You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Doris’ familly.


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Graveside Service
June 20, 2023

2:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery
Red Arrow Highway
Watervliet, MI 49098


Humane Society of Southwest Michigan
5400 Niles Road, St. Joseph MI 49085
Tel: 1-269-927-3303


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