6/25/13 — Doris M. Patrick, 86, of Mansfield, died Sunday morning, June 23, 2013 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born December 17, 1926 in Globe,to the late Blanche (Bond) and Cecil Canafax. She was a hard working woman and retired from Tappan Company and had previously worked at Mansfield Tire and Rubber Co. She was a member of Real Life Community Church where she volunteered as greeter, Sunday School teacher, and served on several committees. Doris was a very well-loved lady, always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. She was very giving of her time and talent, and enjoyed making quilts, sewing and reading. Her children will remember her fondly as a loving, caring mother.
She is survived by three daughters, Sandra (James) Gertel of Frostproof, FL, Brenda Meenach of Mansfield, and Anita (Joel) Daniel of Savannah, GA; seven grandchildren, Amy (Jeff) Donahue, Tecca Madden (David Hershberger), Stephanie (Steve) Hoffer, Jason (Kitty) Porter, John Porter, Beth (Dan) Blank and Carrie Winters (Cory Williams); fourteen great-grandchildren, Colin and Darby Donahue, Isabel Bruning, Mason and Marisa Madden, Cordell and Hailee Winters, Samantha (Michael) Rumbolo, Jacob Kegley, Halei and Mattie Lunceford, Gaige, Gaven and Marlee Porter; two sisters, Catherine Miles of Greensboro, NC and Barbara (Jr. Ray) Royse of Morehead, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lertie Patrick; brother, Wayne Canafax; and brother-in-law, Robert Miles.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Pastor Mark Barth will conduct the service. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Real Life Community Church, ACTS Dinner or Olive Branch Mission. Online guest registry at www.wappner.com