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Doris E. Bartholomew, age 91, of Langston, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 30, 2020 at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville.  The daughter of Adrian “Ed” & Sadie Alice (Cole) Gibbie, she was born on January 19, 1929 in Langston where she attended school.

On November 23, 1946, in Greenville, she married Robert F. “Bob” Bartholomew after he returned home from serving with the 84th Infantry Division “Railsplitters” in both the European and Pacific theaters during World War II.  Together, they raised two daughters and enjoyed 58 years of marriage until Bob passed away on April 26, 2005.

Doris enjoyed crocheting (having made countless baby outfits and afghans for family and friends), drawing and painting, feeding the birds, and cooking (if you stopped in to visit her, you never left hungry), but most of all she delighted in time spent with her family.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; twin great-grandsons, Billy and Ricky Collins;  a brother-in-law, Bill Snyder;  a granddaughter, Barbara Shindorf on May 3, 2020;  and her sister, Betty L. Miller, last Friday, July 24, 2020.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Vicki & Richard Shindorf of Langston, and Sadie & John Springsteen of Greenville; a sister Jane Snyder of Langston;  her grandchildren, Johnny & Julie Springsteen, Jody & Bill Collins, Melissa Clapp, Laura & Doug West, Cal Shindorf, Amy & James Liggett, Sarah Shindorf, Richard & Geremy Roderick, and Janelle Shindorf;  great grandchildren, Trevin Springsteen, Breanna Collins, Brielle Collins, Monica Pickett, Sabrina Pickett, Bethany Pickett, Laura Keilholtz, Darrick & Maddie Liggett, Jared Liggett, Kaden Liggett, Autumn Brecht, Slade Brecht, Addison Shindorf, and Jennaca Shindorf;  and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Brockway Wesleyan Church, 10951 3 Mile Road at 110th Avenue, Morley, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday.  Due to the governor’s emergency order, church capacity is limited to 100 persons and masks are required.  Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for committal services at 4:00 p.m. on Monday at Riverside Cemetery, Langston.

The Rev. Roger Cooper, former pastor of Brockway Wesleyan Church, will officiate. Envelopes for memorial contributions to Brockway Wesleyan Church or the charity of one’s choice will be available at the church.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Doris’ online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. CarolynEads on August 1, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss 🙏

  2. Rev. Courtney Sweet on August 2, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Thoughts and prayers for the family during this time of grieving. It sounds like she was a wonderful woman to be family or friend with. Her memories will carry on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, while her spirit dances with Jesus. May the Lord’s love and comfort carry you through these difficult times.

  3. Judy Collins on August 3, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Know my thoughts and prayers are with you entire family today due to a medical commitment I will be unable to be there.

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