Doris Jean (Rowe) Stimpson

September 15, 1931January 13, 2021

Doris Jean Rowe Stimpson, 89, a resident of Harrisonburg, VA, passed away on January 13, 2021 after a short illness.

She was born on September 15, 1931 in Wharton, NJ. On February 7, 1960 she wed Roger W. Stimpson of Denville, NJ where they resided until relocating to Harrisonburg in 1989.

She was life-long member of the United Methodist Church and a member of Asbury UMC, Harrisonburg. She enjoyed singing with the Valley Greeters Chorale, traveling, and Cornish heritage activities.

She was preceded in death by her husband on January 15, 2003 and is survived by a daughter, JoAnne Nickerson, Rockville, MD; a son, Warren D. Stimpson, Broadway, VA; a granddaughter, Lauren Kaye Nickerson, Tampa, FL; and a stepson, Larry R. Stimpson, Blairstown, NJ. A graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation (Los Angeles, CA) or the National Military Family Association (Alexandria, VA).

Lindsey Funeral Homes and Crematory in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements. Friends may leave condolences for the family by visiting


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Hank Almond

January 21, 2021

As a Sunday morning greeter at Asbury U.M.C., I always looked forward to greeting and welcoming Jean because of her wonderful smile and warm response! I send my deepest sympathy to Warren and other family members.

Cathy Slusher

January 21, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Doris. She was such a feisty and fun lady. I enjoyed the privilege of knowing her. We will all miss her dearly, and I will miss her friendship. My sympathy is with you.

Betzi Bostic

January 16, 2021

Dear Warren,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Betzi Bostic (Strength and Cardio family)

Laura Douglass

January 15, 2021

Dear Warren and other family members,
I enjoyed my friendship with Jean so much over the years - first in the Welcome Wagon Chorale and our concerts at Avante when Roger was there, her excitement at the birth of her granddaughter and Jean's delight in providing updates on Lauren (?} and her family as the years passed, seeing the two of you regularly in your pew at Asbury, and then when she moved to VMRC , inviting me to see her new apartment. Thank you for all the ways you provided loving care to your mother. I know she is with the angels, and I will miss her physical presence. Her spirit will always be a blessing. Love and prayers to you all. Laura Douglass