BOURBON – Doris J. Vining, age 89, of Winona Lake, formerly of Etna Green, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at Grace Village Health Care Center.

Doris was born the daughter of Oliver and Edith DeHaven, in Mishawaka, on Sept. 26, 1931, and was a graduate of Mishawaka High School in 1949. She had been a long-time resident of  Etna Green. She was a “city girl who became a farm girl.” She and her husband were grain and livestock farmers. She wasn’t afraid to drive a tractor. Doris was part of the Neighborhood Ladies Club for over 64 years. She was a long-time volunteer at Kosciusko Community Hospital and Warsaw Wesleyan Church. She was always stepping up to be of help to others. Some of Doris’ interests included: bus trips and traveling around the U.S. She was a huge sports fan and especially her beloved Notre Dame.

Doris married the love of her life, Lowell G. Vining, on Aug. 29, 1954; he preceded in death Feb. 11, 1992.

Those who will greatly miss Doris are her children:  Myron (Cindy) Vining, of Syracuse; Jean Ann Bordner and Matthew Tedesco, of Fort Wayne; Lynn (Teresa) Vining, of Goshen; and Clinton Vining and Wendy Walters, of Bourbon. She was blessed with six grandchildren: Justin (Halie) Vining, Ryan Bordner, Nathan (Sarah) Vining, Andrea Bordner, Isaac Vining, Hannah Vining; and her two great-grandchildren, Dylan Wamsley and Corbin Bordner.

Those preceding in death were her parents; her husband; two sisters: Ruth Wiseman, Sara Mae Kristoff; and brother, Glen DeHaven.

Friends may gather at Trinity United Methodist Church, 832 E. Center St., Warsaw, on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a service following. Pastor Ernie Troxel of Trinity United Methodist Church will be officiating. Burial will be in Etna Green cemetery.

In keeping with current COVID-19 regulations, masks are required as well as being mindful of social distancing.

Warsaw Trinity UMC will livestream services on their Facebook page.

Deaton Clemens Funeral Home, Bourbon, is privileged to be entrusted in assisting the family with arrangements.


Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Warsaw Trinity United Methodist Church, 832 E. Center St., Warsaw, IN 46580. (United Methodist Church Outreach Ministry)

Friends are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at