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Doris E. "Dottie" (Bennett) Tanner

September 11, 1930 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 91)


Doris E. "Dottie" (Bennett) Tanner, 91, of Guilford, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

She was born September 11, 1930, in Dearborn County, IN, daughter of the late Ivan Bennett and Cora (Leffler) Bennett. 

Dottie was a member of the Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church, where she served as treasurer for 50 years.  

Dottie was an excellent seamstress.  She could lay out a pattern on material with minimal waste.  She also enjoyed quilting.  Dottie had a very sharp mind and was fantastic with math and numbers, sharing her skills with many children.  She also babysat many years for several local families.  

She was married to David G. Tanner, on her 24th birthday, September 11, 1954 until his untimely death on September 15, 1987
Doris is survived by her children, Mark (Debbie) Tanner of Greendale, IN, Tonya (Barry) Carroll of New Middletown, OH, Missy McCreary of Manchester, IN; sister, Marilyn Jean McCreary of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Jonathan (Meaghan) Carroll of Poland, OH, Alyssa Carroll of Orlando, FL, Katelyn McCreary of Manchester, IN. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan and Cora; husband, David G. Tanner; sister, Edith Voshell; brothers, Delmar Bennett, Melvin "Jack" Bennett. 

Friends will be received Friday, April 22, 2022, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church, 13044 S. Wilmington Hills  Drive, Aurora, Indiana. 

Services will be held at the church, Saturday at 11:00 am with Rev. James Kessen officiating.

Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.  

Contributions may be made to the Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church or Our Hospice of S. C. Indiana.  If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Doris E. "Dottie" (Bennett) Tanner, please visit our floral store.


April 22, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church
13044 S. Wilmington Hills Drive
Aurora, IN 47001

Funeral Service
April 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Wilmington Hills Wesleyan Church
13044 S. Wilmington Hills Drive
Aurora, IN 47001

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