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Doris M. Brinkley

September 4, 2021


Doris M. Brinkley, 93, formerly of Van Wert went home to be with her Lord at 6:21 p.m., Saturday at Merit House Senior Community in Toledo, Ohio. 

She was born on November 5, 1927 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of the late Merritt and Myrtle Barkley. She was   first married to James Dady who preceded her in death, then James C. Davis, Ralph Feasby and Charles Brinkley who all preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Loren Barkley and a brother-in-law, Gordon Parker.

Family survivors include, Kenneth (Pamela) Dady of Bellefontaine, John (Sue) Dady of Midland, Michigan, David (Maria) Dady of Pharr, Texas and Bruce (Gaythel) Davis of Van Wert grandchildren, Faith (Anthony) Sims, Ken (Charlotte) Dady, Jr., Johnathon (Atsuko) Dady, April  Dady, Philip (Kim) Dady, Timothy Dady, David (Shannon) Dady, Jr., Blake Davis, Erika (Lee) Attema; many great grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey (Lynn) Barkley, Bobby (Kitty) Barkley; two sisters, Ellen Parker and Marian (Matt) Allinger; and a sister-in-law, Phyliss Barkley.

Doris was an engineering cost accountant for National Seal for many years. She also was owner of Velvet Touch Car Wash for five years and a real estate agent. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, the Ohio Business Women,  Simply Sew Quilting Club in Flint, Michigan and square-dancing clubs in Flint and Toledo.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at the funeral home and the family will receive friends of the family from 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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September 7, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

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