Elizabeth "Libby" Doss

December 25, 1927January 4, 2014

Elizabeth "Libby" Hickman Doss of Evansville, Indiana passed away on 01/04/2014. Born 12/25/1927 in Clendenin, WV, she was married to John L. Doss for 58 years. Throughout her life, participation in a local Christian church was very important to her.

Having earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Ohio University in 1949, she worked at Dupont in WV, but spent most of her working career as a Mom, an Historical Interpreter at Conner Prairie and the Morris Butler House, and cooking open hearth Harvest Suppers at the Huddleston House. She won many awards for her historical work, sewing, quilting, and cooking. Although she did not garner any trophies for it, Libby "masterfully" raised three boys, exposing them to good food, homemade clothes, the great outdoors, the principles of self-sufficiency, and the importance of family.

Libby was preceded in death by her son David, parents Mary and George Hickman, and husband John L. She is survived by her sons John H. (Mindy) and Paul (Heidi), grandchildren Libby (Matt) Doublestein, Jonathan (Christy) Doss, and David Doss, Great Grandson Caleb Doublestein, sisters Mary Lou Butterworth and Kathryn McCrary, and Sister-in-Law Betty Doss.

Private services will be held at a later time.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Indiana Historical Society.

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Maria Bengert

January 15, 2014

Paul and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, your mother sounded like a wonderful woman and she will be missed. May she rest in peace...

Bret & Chris Robinson

January 9, 2014

Paul, We are very sorry to hear of your loss, and are certain that your mother must have held great pride in the sons she raised and the extended family that loved her.

January 8, 2014

Our deepest sympathy to all
Vern & Connie Gries

Joyce (Hoefling) Wilzbacher

January 8, 2014

To the Doss Family - sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Sure will miss seeing her at the barn concerts. She sure enjoyed them, such a sweet person!
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Jennie Jackson

January 8, 2014

Libby was a wonderful person and I so enjoyed getting to know her when she was my mom's (Betty Goelz) tablemate at Atria and then also seeing her at Solarbron when my mom was there too. She was just delightful and I know that she was so proud of her family and her work history. The world was a better place because of her and we will miss her sweet smile. Many condolences to your family.

Tiffany Hatfield

January 8, 2014

Libby will surely be missed. A smart and gentle person, supportive, funny, and a great pleasure to work with. Our lives are better for having known her. God's comfort and peace to her family and friends in this time of mourning.