Doris M. Tanner

Doris M. Tanner, 89, of Penn Street, South New Castle Borough, died at 6:35 a.m. Aug. 30, 2006, in Avalon Nursing Center.

Born Jan. 25, 1917, in East Palestine, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Forbes Shoaff. Her stepfather, Thomas Oliver, is also deceased.

She was married to Wilbur C. Tanner. He died in July 1985.

Mrs. Tanner worked at Airway Luggage in Ellwood City. She was a member of the Cultural German Society.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda R. Myers, and Deborah and Duke Kale, all of New Castle; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and June Tanner of Portersville; a brother, Norman Shoaff of Atwater, Calif.; a sister, Evelyn Dumbaugh of High Springs, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Wilson and M. Eileen McDonald.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth K. Kauffman of Jubilee Ministries will officiate.

Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.

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