Doris Jean (Sanders) Halwes

August 7, 1929December 6, 2013
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Doris Jean (Sanders) Halwes, 84, of Evansville, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013, at Deaconess Gateway. She was born August 7, 1929, in Evansville.

Doris graduated from Stephens College and the University of Evansville.

She was a volunteer for the Evansville Day School and the Opportunity Shop.

Doris was a life member of The University of Southern Indiana Foundation and a former board member of the Historic New Harmony.

She was preceded in death by son, Joel Halwes.

Doris is survived by her husband of 54 years, Elmer W. Halwes, Jr.; sons, Jeffrey B. Halwes of Birmingham, AL and Jon E. Halwes of Jefferson City, MO; and brother, James A. Sanders of Evansville.

Services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 6400 Oak Hill Road, officiated by Rev. Mark Sirnic. Friends may visit Tuesday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Alexander North Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Adelaide and Roy Sanders Scholarship, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712. Condolences may be made online at


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Doris Jean (Sanders) Halwes

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Marilyn Eakins

January 17, 2014

We are so sorry for the loss of this wonderful wife, mother, and friend. I will miss her very much.

December 21, 2013

I express my deepest condolences to the friends and family of Doris Halwes. May the peace of God that excels all thought be with you during your time of grief (Philippines 4: 6,7).


December 18, 2013

So sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that the God of comfort gives you peace at this time.

Donita Wolf

December 10, 2013

Dear Elmer, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Doris was a very gracious lady and she will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Don and Donita Wolf

December 10, 2013

Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
Maria Matthews

Felicia Jackson

December 10, 2013

Jeff, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you comfort and peace during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Felicia H. Jackson - Birmingham, Alabama

Shalaundra Gardner

December 10, 2013

I did not know Mrs. Halwes and just recently have come to know her son Jeff as we work together in Birmingham. My prayers are with your family as you proceed with this transition in life.

Cathy Parker Russell

December 10, 2013

Jeff, praying for you and your family.

Sandy Eakins-Appler

December 9, 2013

What a precious friend to my mother and so many. Your family is in my prayers during this time of grief and loss.