Doris Lucille (Evans) Leach

Published 6:07pm Sunday, May 19, 2013

Born: Nov. 19, 1926

Died: May 16, 2013


Doris L. Leach, 86, of Niles, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Westwoods of Niles, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born to the late Milford and Helen (Jones) Evans in Benton Harbor on Nov. 19, 1926.

Doris and Frederick Leach married on Dec.14, 1946, at a ceremony in Niles and began their family.

She was a longtime resident of Niles and graduated from Niles High School Class of 1945. Doris worked most of her life at the Niles A & P Grocery Store as a cashier and bookkeeper. She was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Niles. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, especially to Florida, reading, gardening and mostly spending time with her grandchildren.

Preceding Doris are her parents; her husband, Frederick Leach; a granddaughter, Amanda Spencer; a great-granddaughter, Sandy Jones; three brothers, Robert, James and Milford Evans; and a sister, Kathryn Marcham.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Mike) White, also of Niles, and Sharon Leach, of Niles; two sons, David (Dotty) Leach, of South Haven, and Bruce Leach, of Niles.

She will also be missed by her brother, Joseph Evans, of Cassopolis; her two sisters, Marian (Hutch) Hutchison, of Carmichael, Calif., and Anna (Mark) Carter, of Niles; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 1 at:\ the Niles Kingdom Hall.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in memory of Doris may do so to the Kingdom Hall at 603 N. 17 St. Niles, Michigan 49120.

Condolences, photos and memories may be left for the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.

By using this website’s user-contribution features, including comments, photo galleries, or any other feature, you agree to abide by the terms of use. Please read this agreement in its entirety because it contains useful information that will help you better understand the rules and general "good manners" that are expected when contributing content to this website.

Editor's Picks