OBITUARY

Doris Mae (Gries) Detenber

November 26, 1921September 24, 2020

Doris Mae Detenber, 98, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020. She was born on November 26, 1921 in Louisville, KY to Charles and Gertrude (Murphy) Gries. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 69 years, Sterling K. (Bud) Detenber, her son, Charles Kenneth Detenber, and her sisters, Elizabeth Vessels and Louise Decker. Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Michael Detenber (Susan) and Stephan Detenber (Cathy) and her daughter Deborah Zangari (Dean); grandchildren: Michelle Detenber, Derek Detenber (Kimberley), Emily Detenber (Jimmy Kowitt), Brandon Detenber (Lindsey), Travis Detenber (Sarah) and Jill Zangari. She was also the proud great grandmother to Breanna, Seth, Chase, Madison, Avery, Braxton, Hannah, Bruce, Fiona, Louise, Maxine and great great grandson, Mason. Also surviving are her two brother-in-laws, William Detenber (Beverly) and Robert Detenber and many nieces and nephews. Doris was a proud graduate of Mercy Academy. She joined the workforce when her children were older, starting a job at Providence High School in Clarksville, IN. The friendships she made with the students there were very special to her for the rest of her life. She later went on to work in the Clark County, IN Auditor’s Office until her retirement. Doris had a great love for her husband, children and grandchildren. She also was a very dear friend to each of them and welcomed everyone they loved into her life and home. Her family was her entire world and her greatest joy. She was quite witty and used every opportunity she could to get a laugh; her words will continue to entertain those who knew her. She was a woman of great faith. She was a member of St. Anthony’s of Padua Church in Clarksville, IN for many years and later attended St. Augustine Church in Jeffersonville, IN. In an abundance of caution during this uncertain time, the family will be holding a private funeral mass at St Augustine Catholic Church, followed by a private burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. The love and support of friends are truly being felt and appreciated at this time, and a celebration of Doris’ life will be shared with all when possible. The family would also like to express our appreciation to the staff at Silvercrest, her home for the past 4 years. Their care, friendship and kindness were so appreciated by Doris and her family. She would want each staff person to remember to “take a piece of candy!” In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doris may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital @stjude.org, Providence High School, 707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47130 or the Trilogy Foundation which supports the employees of Silvercrest., 1 Silvercrest Dr, New Albany, IN 47150. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.kraftfuneralservice.net.

Services

  • Private Funeral Mass

Memories

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E'Leshah Young

October 5, 2020

I will always remember you as my "grandma doris " i love working with you at silvercrest! every time i came to your room you'd say "sit down and take a break .. you work too hard " you'll be missed 💗

Lore Detenber

September 29, 2020

To my Detenber cousins and other relatives, We're sending wishes for all that will sustain you in this time of loss- the funny stories, sweet memories, faith and the love of family and friends.
-Lore Detenber and the rest of Don Detenber's family

Scott Hornung

September 29, 2020

Condolences to all of the Detenber family. What a great smile and welcoming nature Doris had. May God welcome her with open arms and continue to bless those of us here.

Peace
Scott

Fr. Bill Ernst

September 29, 2020

Please accept my condolences. Doris was blessed with a long life and a devoted family. Be assured of my prayers for all the family as well as Doris.

Mike and Linda Boone

September 28, 2020

We are so saddened by the news of Doris joining Bud. So many good memories. She was certainly one of a kind and we thought the world of her.
One memory that was typically Doris comes to mind. When UL was playing at Fairgrounds stadium we were all tailgating prior to a game. Linda made fried chicken wings that had cayenne pepper in the coating. Doris tried it and said “that’s hot”. I told her I really liked it so she started complimenting Linda on how good it was! I knew she was less than thrilled with the taste. 😂
Her memory will live on. Consider the Detenber’s very blessed to have had her in their lives. We feel the same way. Sincere condolences.

Bob Read

September 27, 2020

Mike and Steve, I was so sorry about you mother’s passing. I just wanted to let you know how special she was to me during my years at Providence High School. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, but we know she’s in a better place and will see her again. Bob Read (bwhnt@live.com)

M Denise Ellars

September 27, 2020

I saw Doris's obit in the newspaper and remembered her from Bud and my dad Jim Simon working together at American Standard many years ago. Doris and Bud and my parents Jim and Ila socialized. I remember Doris' s sweet smile. May you be comforted by many memories of happier times together with both your parents. Denise Simon Ellars

Laura Gipe

September 27, 2020

I am sorry to hear about Doris passing. My mom, Joanne Hale, was a “table mate” at Silvercrest. Doris, while mostly quiet, sure did have a quick, humorous wit about her. When I had time, I enjoyed spending the lunch hour with them. I’m confident Doris is a shining star in heaven. Praying for peace for your family.

Laura Gipe, daughter of Joanne Hale

Leaha McCrite

September 27, 2020

Debbie and the Detenber family,
I am so very sorry to here about your Mom. What a character!! From the lunch lady at Providence (she would let us sneak cookies from that side window) to being a resident at Silver Crest where Dad was also.. kind of a full circle,.
It was great to get to see her again, and to catch up and share stories about them with Debbie...who has always so kind, and so much fun !! (Track practice!!)
You guys took such GREAT care of your
mom.
Prayers and love to your family.
I know it is an indescribable feeling when they are gone .
♥️ Leaha and Pat

Sarah and Chuck OKoon

September 27, 2020

We were sorry to read of your mother's death, Mike and Susan. May you have comfort in your memories. Sarah and Chuck

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Biography

Doris Mae Detenber, 98, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2020. She was born on November 26, 1921 in Louisville, KY to Charles and Gertrude (Murphy) Gries. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 69 years, Sterling K. (Bud) Detenber, her son, Charles Kenneth Detenber, and her sisters, Elizabeth Vessels and Louise Decker.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Michael Detenber (Susan) and Stephan Detenber (Cathy) and her daughter Deborah Zangari (Dean); grandchildren: Michelle Detenber, Derek Detenber (Kimberley), Emily Detenber (Jimmy Kowitt), Brandon Detenber (Lindsey), Travis Detenber (Sarah) and Jill Zangari. She was also the proud great grandmother to Breanna, Seth, Chase, Madison, Avery, Braxton, Hannah, Bruce, Fiona, Louise, Maxine and great great grandson, Mason. Also surviving are her two brother-in-laws, William Detenber (Beverly) and Robert Detenber and many nieces and nephews.
Doris was a proud graduate of Mercy Academy. She joined the workforce when her children were older, starting a job at Providence High School in Clarksville, IN. The friendships she made with the students there were very special to her for the rest of her life. She later went on to work in the Clark County, IN Auditor’s Office until her retirement.
Doris had a great love for her husband, children and grandchildren. She also was a very dear friend to each of them and welcomed everyone they loved into her life and home. Her family was her entire world and her greatest joy. She was quite witty and used every opportunity she could to get a laugh; her words will continue to entertain those who knew her.
She was a woman of great faith. She was a member of St. Anthony’s of Padua Church in Clarksville, IN for many years and later attended St. Augustine Church in Jeffersonville, IN.
In an abundance of caution during this uncertain time, the family will be holding a private funeral mass at St Augustine Catholic Church, followed by a private burial at Cave Hill Cemetery. The love and support of friends are truly being felt and appreciated at this time, and a celebration of Doris’ life will be shared with all when possible.
The family would also like to express our appreciation to the staff at Silvercrest, her home for the past 4 years. Their care, friendship and kindness were so appreciated by Doris and her family. She would want each staff person to remember to “take a piece of candy!”
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Doris may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital @stjude.org, Providence High School, 707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47130 or the Trilogy Foundation which supports the employees of Silvercrest., 1 Silvercrest Dr, New Albany, IN 47150.
To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.kraftfuneralservice.net.

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