Obituary: Doris A. Gradwell

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Doris A. Gradwell, 96, Noblesville, died Aug. 25 at her home. She was born Sept. 21, 1922, to Anthony and Catherine (Opalfvens) Mingle in Paterson, N.J.

Doris was a Realtor broker and enjoyed dancing with the USO during wartime. She was a member of and enjoyed Bible Study with First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville and the Noblesville Newcomers Club. Doris golfed at Pebblebrook with the 9-Hole Ladies Golf League. She loved to paint, swim and work in her garden. Doris also was an avid book reader and seamstress. She never knew a stranger and always made friends easily with her great sense of humor.

Doris is survived by her daughters Elizabeth (Clifford) White and Claudia MacRae, grandchildren Brian Clifford, Kiersten Clifford and Alex, Evan, Owen, Carson and Brady White, and great-grandchildren John, Ethan and Calvin White.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harry John Gradwell; brother Everett Johnson; sister-in-law Ruth Fontana; and niece Linda Fontana.

No services are planned. Doris’ care has been entrusted to Randall & Roberts Funeral Homes of Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674; or American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

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