Doris Margaret Stokes


Doris Margaret Stokes

10/28/1932 – 6/12/2018

Doris, 85, died Tuesday, June 12, at her home with her devoted husband, of 67 years, by her side. Doris was born October 28, 1932 in Indianapolis, IN to Frances and Emma Byrnes.

On July 15, 1950 she married the love of her life, Jack Stokes. Doris worked at Wilco in Indianapolis as her first job followed by working as a cook at Bainbridge Elementary for many years. Doris was an active member of Roachdale Baptist Church where she served along side her husband as a deacon. Doris was always active with her family. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids. She will be remembered for her crazy, fun-loving spirit, her laughter, her love for making jokes and most importantly her dancing.

Doris is survived by her husband, Jack; her children, Michael (Sandy) Stokes, Johnny (Delane) Stokes, Pamela (Travis) Ivers, and Mark Stokes; 19 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; 5 brothers, Donald, Leroy, Lawrence, Raymond, Jimmy, and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frances and Emma; 10 siblings, Jean, Donald, Grace, Renee, Midge, Ernie, Tom, Max, Phyllis, and Wayne.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Roachdale Baptist Church, 1 N. Lonoke Street, Roachdale, IN, 46172. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the church.

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9 thoughts on “Doris Margaret Stokes

  • Cathy Martin

    So sorry to hear of your loss I remember what a nice lady she was when I would go to Roachdale Baptist Church. Prayers for your family

  • Earl Bontrager

    My condolences to the family. I didn’t know her personally, but her brother Lawrence was my 6th grade teacher. I can imagine what a great lady she was with a love for her family and God. May she rest in the glory of God!
    Earl Bontrager

  • Sandra Wolf

    Dory was just a precious lady. I enjoyed every story her and Jack shared with me. She always made me laugh. I know she will be watching over her family from above. Prayers for the family.

  • Tim Byrnes

    I loved her singing and dancing with my uncle Jack which was the love of her life for 67 years. Truly this was unconditional love my Uncle Jack showed his beloved wife, Dory, my Dear Sweet Aunt Dory!

  • John & Ann Fulk

    So sorry to hear about your loss but knowing her new residence is a blessing. Praying for the families peace and comfort in this difficult time. Good to see the pictures. We went to church with your family there at Roachdale Baptist Church.

  • Sue Lieb

    I’m so sad to hear of Dory’s passing. She and Jack were some of the first people we met here. They were always a great example of what a loving marriage is! And they knew how to have fun! She will be missed and always fondly remembered.

  • Connie Stranger McClure

    She was such a sweet lady
    I loves hearing her sing at church.
    She will be dearly missed by all that knew her.
    Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

  • Patty Owens (Sandy Stokes sister)

    I will always remember Dory with her husband Jack,they showed each other so much love,it was something that only happens in fairy tales,a true love that brings so many cherished memories.I pray for the family during this time.Dory is dancing in heaven.May God Bless you all.

  • Tim Byrnes (nephew) son of Ray Byrnes

    It was a tradition for many years to go to the Byrnes’ Reunion in Mooresville, Indiana on Memorial Day. It was a time to see aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, other family and friends. I specifically remember my Aunt Dory dancing to music with some of her brothers and sisters, laughing, telling jokes and playing pranks on family members. It was a time to reminisce, play games and of course eat home cooked food. I truly enjoyed visiting with our Big Family. The Byrnes’ Reunion was always a highlight for me as it was on the Holiday, usually right after the Indy 500 and the start of summer break from the school year. Whenever we left the reunion, there was always a precious and fun memory of my Aunt Dory. She was the life of the party at the reunion. She made everyone smile and feel welcomed she talked to. She was a such a blessing.