Doris E. Patterson, 91


BRIDGEPORT — Doris E. Patterson, age 91, of Bridgeport, died on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

She was born on May 5, 1929 in Lawrence County, the daughter of Elmer Sherman and Susan Jane (Brian) Goff. She married Charles “Jake” Patterson on Dec. 28, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 27, 1987.

Doris was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; husband; one son, Charles V. Patterson; one daughter, Vicki Jo Hall; four brothers, Virgil Goff, Gerald Goff, Francis Goff and Horace Goff; and four sisters, Hildred Waggoner, Bernadine Potts, Anna Rae Hicks and Leah Tedford.

Survivors include: one daughter, Jackie Sue Gilliatt and husband, Gary of Sumner; one son-in-law, Jack Hall of Lancaster; one sister-in-law, Pauline Updike of Lawrenceville; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Private services will be conducted at the Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, and may be viewed on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. (CST) with the following link:

Burial will be in the Crest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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