Doris A. Severns, age 85, of Mendon, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.


Born March 13, 1933 in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late Harry O. & Salome F. ( Schmidt ) Robbins.


Doris and Joe F. Severns were married on June 3, 1954 and he preceded her in death on June 20, 2002.


Surviving are their children: Terrie Crouch, Randy ( Pam ) Severns, 

Jeff ( Brenda ) Severns and Chris ( Randy ) Flores  - all of Mendon; 
10 grandchildren: Deanna Arnett, Josh Crouch, Cody Severns,

Jessica Sheets, Courtney Vook, Cassie Schmidt, Tony, Jordan, and 

Kayle Heckler, and Amber Howell; 23 great-grandchildren; and sisters-

in-law: Dolores Robbins of Celina and Eileen Severns of Mendon.


She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Dan Crouch; brothers & 

sisters: Evon, Fay, Lloyd, Junior and Robert Robbins, and Margaret 

Hawkey; and Joe's brother & sisters: Eugenia Archer, Ruth Ida Roller, 

Jimmy Severns and Janice Engle.


A 1951 graduate of Celina High School, Doris worked for a few years at the office of the late Dr. Gunter Lamm in Mendon, and retired from Reynolds+Reynolds after 30 years of service.  


Doris and her husband Joe also owned and operated the Kozy Korner Restaurant in Mendon for 30 years.  She was a member of Mendon United Methodist Church, and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star.


She was a wonderful cook and baker, known for her pie baking skills, as well as her cookies and homemade candy.  For years, Doris made batches of candy at Christmastime, which she shared with the customers at their restaurant.


Family was very important to Doris.  She loved spending time with them, and they visited her faithfully.  


Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, at the Mendon United Methodist Church, with Pastor Rob Glenn officiating. 

Burial will follow at Tomlinson Cemetery in Union Township. 

Calling Hours are from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, and an hour prior to time of services on Tuesday, at Mendon United Methodist Church.


Memorial Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care or Mendon United Methodist Church.


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