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Doris Ellen (Winter) Getz


Doris Ellen (Winter) Getz, 86, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Amherst Manor. Doris was born October 25, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William and Marjorie Winter. She grew up in Philadelphia and graduated from Germantown High School in 1950.

She married her husband Charles L. Getz on October 18, 1952 and were married 45 years, until his passing in 1998.

Doris was a member of Old Stone United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where she served on the board of trustees. She was a member of the Lions Club and a member of TOPS. She was a floral designer for Botamer and Jan Terry Florists. She was also a Girl Scout leader for her daughters Girl Scout Troops. She enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, crafting, traveling, camping and playing pinochle with "the group" from church.

Doris is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Debbie (Dave) Hall of Perrysburg, Lynn (Doug) Creager of Toledo, Beth (Jim) Bachna of Elyria; her grandchildren, Jeff (Bobbie) Hall, Mandi (Gene) Eddy, Abby (Brian) Creager, Ian (Christina) Creager, Lindsey and Carly Bachna; five great-grandchildren, Landon, Clay and Harper Eddy and Logan and Austin Hall; sister, Linda (Al) Haynes; nieces, Margie Clark, Susan Hoffman and Diane Wagner and nephew, Clifford Schilling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles and her sister, Marjorie Schilling.

A celebration of life will be held at Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11 A.M. with The Reverend Dan Reinke officiating. Interment to follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Amherst Lions Club or Sprenger Hospice Care.

The Hempel Funeral Home is honored to serve the Doris Ellen Getz family and has made available for the community's convenience an online register book, as well as additional information to help facilitate expressions of compassion. Log on at

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