FORD, DORIS V. (RAPP), 93 OF BLAIRSVILLE, PA
passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021 at UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA. She was born December 20, 1927 in Youngstown, OH, the daughter of the late Harvey Rapp and Geneva (Boyce) Rapp. Doris is in Jehovah's memory waiting to be awaken from death as promised in John 5:28,29 which reads "Do not be amazed at this for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out those who did good things to a resurrection of life and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment." Doris was a beautiful lady inside and out. She lived a life of adventure. Doris served her country in the Navy as an E2 in WW2 at Great Lakes, Illinois. Also while there she was an art teacher. She traveled the world with her military husband and five children in places like Spain and Africa. Later on in life she worked as a nurse's aide. She was a loyal faithful servant of Jehovah for 50 years since she was baptized in 1971 in California. She loved being one of Jehovah's people. She especially enjoyed sharing spiritual teachings with others. She attended the Blairsville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. One of Doris's fondest memories she liked to tell others was of an adventure she had. Her Dad Harvey came home for a surprise visit from MIT. He asked his wife, Geneva, where was Doris and she told him she was at the airport. When he arrived Doris was landing from her solo flight and while she was waiting to talk to her instructor she looked over and saw her Dad. He looked at her and said "Doris it's time to come home." That was her last solo flight. She was a loving mother and the best mom ever. She was so special and loved by all her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Ford, Blairsville, PA; son, Rolin Ford & wife, Donna, Indiana, PA; son, Thomas Ford & wife, Becky, MS; son, Jeffrey Ford & wife, Donna, NC; grandchildren: Rolin Ford III, Katherine Ford, Laura Berman, Billie Jackson, Shawn Ford & Jeremy Clay; great grandchildren: Greyson, Tyler, Ryan, Neiva, Evan, Patrick & Audrey and brother, Denny Rapp & wife, Brenda. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rolin Ford; daughter, Terry Lee Clay; brother, Ron Rapp; infant brother, Bobby; sister, Jeanette Metzgar and son-in-law, Joe Clay. In keeping with Doris' wishes, there will be no visitation or service. A memorial service will be held through the Blairsville Kingdom Hall via Zoom at a later date. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to Blairsville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 324 Newport Road, Blairsville, PA 15717.
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