Doris Gamble (Morrison)

January 12, 1929 – November 12, 2016

Funeral Services: December 3, 2016

Doris Gamble ascended into Heaven November 12, 2016. She was born on January 12, 1929 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Elmer and Edna Morrison, and step-father, Edwin Fetterman. Doris was a lifelong resident of Bellevue until the last two years of her life where she resided on Victoria Lane at the Eaton County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte. Doris graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1947. Doris and Hugh lived on the family farm in Bellevue where they raised two sons and two daughters. Doris worked at Hayes Green Beach Hospital as a nursery nurse and unit clerk on the first floor for 26 years. She was the recipient of Employee of the Year in 1989. Upon retirement she became secretary for her church in Bellevue. Doris was a lifelong active member of Bellevue United Methodist Church. Through the years Doris loved creative writing. She was certified as lay speaker in the UMC in 1992. Doris felt honored and privileged to lead worship in both Bellevue and Kalamo UMC churches. In 2000 Doris was awarded Peace Sermon of the Year by the West Michigan UMC Conference. Her unconditional love with inclusion of all people, and her tenderness and compassion for others will live forever.
Doris was preceded in death by the loss of her son, Ron in 1997.
Doris is survived by her son, James (Dido) Gamble; daughters, Mary (Bethany) Gamble, Johanna (Colin) Keyworth; grandchildren, Catherine (Brian) Hayes, Sarah (Richard) Cunningham, Kerry Keyworth, Dawn Dukeman, Don Gamble, Deann Gamble, Alison (Noah) Colvin, Melissa (Alex) Potter; great-grandchildren, Alexus, Analyse, Aleigh Hayes, Samantha Cunningham, Kenneth Cunningham, Michael Dukeman, Caleb Dukeman, and Dylan Potter.
A memorial service is planed for Doris on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Bellevue United Methodist Church.