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Doris June Anderson, age 87, of Grand Rapids, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Mercy Health St. Mary’s hospital with family by her side.

The daughter of Samuel & Etta (Kossen) Yahne, she was born on June 9, 1930 in Wyoming.

On June 8, 1974, in Grand Rapids, she married Billy Gene Anderson and together they enjoyed 42 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by Billy, who passed away in November of 2016, her parents; all eight of her siblings; a son, Russell Collard; a daughter-in-law, Donna Vesota; and two grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Daphne & Todd Yonker, Antoinette Randall, Teresa & Roger Crews, Edward Vesota, Ken Collard, and Thomas & Vicki Vesota; a brother, William & Vivian Anderson; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to express their special thanks to Emmanuel Hospice,  Spectrum Health Nursing, the staff of Mercy Health St. Mary’s Hospital and many other relatives and friends.

Honoring Doris & Billy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life is schedule for 12pm Noon on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Georgetown Cemetery, 6921 28th Ave, Hudsonville, MI with Rev. Tom VandenHeuvel officiating. Following the Committal, the family will be having a traditional wake at Coventry Woods, 3550 Remembrance Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI until 4:00pm.

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  1. Cindy (Jagodzinski) Schroth on September 25, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Aunt Doris you will be missed by many but I hold and cherish 57 years of wonderful memories that I have had with you. I will miss you smile, your laughter and your beautiful voice. You will never be forgotten and I cherish and I am blessed to have been able to call you Auntie!!
    RIP Aunt Doris and tell my mom, your sister (Adella) hello from me. Another angel to watch over all of us. Love you!! To Teresa, Toni, Ed, Tom & Ken, my heart breaks for you and you all are in my thoughts and prayers…hugs to you all!

  2. Sandy (Stanfield) Edwards on September 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    My sympathy is with you all at the passing of Doris.
    She was a wonderful lady and my family was blessed for knowing her. She was my mother’s friend (Imogean Stanfield) for many, many years! I continued to call Doris on her birthday after my mom’s passing, as this is what they did because their birthdays were a day apart.
    She will be missed and friends are together again.

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