Dorris E. McKibbin, 77 / March 14, 1933 — Oct. 5, 2010

Published 11:01 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010

Dorris E. McKibbin, 77

Dorris E. McKibbin, 77

Dorris E. McKibbin, 77, of Redfield Street in Niles, died at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 at her home following an extended illness.

Mrs. McKibbin was born March 14, 1933 in Niles to Paul Herbert and Ruth Amy (Williams) Schaen. Dorris was a lifetime resident of Niles. She was a former employee of General Telephone and Electric Co. in Elkhart, Ind.

She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in South Bend. She enjoyed spending time with her grandson and volunteering at his school.

On July 14, 1956 in Elkhart, she married LaVoid I. “Curly” McKibbin, Sr., who preceded her in death on April 15, 2003.

She is survived by their daughters, Lois Cooper and Esther Nowicki, both of Niles; son, LaVoid (fiancee Catharine Foresman) McKibbin, Jr. of Dripping Springs, Texas; grandson, Daniel Greenwood Nowicki of Niles; brother, Fredrick Schaen of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Clara (Bernard) Huff of Jones, Mich.; many nieces and nephews; her caregivers, Alona and Theresa of Cass County Council on Aging; and Almond, Bonnie and Vanessa of Lakeland Hospice.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Paul R. Schaen and sisters, Dorothea Hardy and Mary Van Dyke.

Funeral services for Dorris E. McKibbin will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in South Bend with Pastor Steven D. Latzke of the church officiating.

Interment will be at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.

Contributions in memory of Dorris may be made to Resurrection Lutheran Academy, 6840 Nimtz Parkway, South Bend, IN 46628.