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“To Uncle Keith, Roger, Melissa, Butch, and Julie. I am so sorry about your Wife, Mother and Grandma's passing. Thank you for taking good care of her...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Kronlein - The Villages, FL

“Prayers to all of you. I will miss how Aunt Doris would scrunch up her shoulders and giggle with sparkly eyes. And if anyone taught us any animal...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Jane Bajer - Augusta, MI - Family

“I only knew this wonderful, Amazing woman for a short time and I fell in love with her sense of humor and the love she had for her Husband was...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Shannon Odette - Bellevue, MI

“My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Doris many years ago as she was my sister's mother-in-law and a wonderful grandmother to my nieces and...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Jan and John Kehl - Friend

“MOM & DAD LAWRENCE, DORIS, FRED,,IRVING & SHIRLEY became my family when we moved to Cherry St. in 1945 & lasted forever, & Keith...Read More »
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6 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Ray - Bedford, IN - friend

“I was set back to see that my friend Doris passed. We worked at the same place. I got to know Doris there. I will always remember her as being so...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Linda Mcleod - Battle Creek, MI

“Doris was a first cousin to me (Ruth). I am the baby of my family, so I don't have a lot of memories of Doris from my earlier years.Some of my first...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Ruth and Arden Hetletvedt - MI

“I am so sorry for your loss.Aunt Doris taught me a bit about life. I remember being in her three-on-a-tree truck. It was an old rattle trap thing...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jan Warner - Akron, OH - Family

“Good memories of my sister and I wandering around your home and yard, catching bugs and salamanders, being chased by mean Old Tom the turkey and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Scott Lawrence - Battle Creek, MI


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Doris M. Coller, 90, of Bellevue, died December 8, 2020 at home with her family by her side. Doris was born August 1, 1930 in Battle Creek to Fred and Lillian (Disler) Lawrence. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and worked at a dime store from 1945-1949, and as a surgery clerk at Leila Hospital, and Community Hospital for many years. She married Keith Coller on November 18, 1950.

Doris enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking. When indoors, she usually could be found in her kitchen preparing meals for family. She especially liked to make raspberry jam from her husband's garden. She also loved to do ceramics and work with flowers.

Doris had a passion for the outdoors, always maintain an immaculate lawn and created beautiful flower beds of all kinds. Doris enjoyed taking trips to town that usually included a stop at one of the local bargain stores; she was always in search of a good buy or deal.

Doris and Keith recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The amount of love Doris and Keith have for each other was immeasurable. Doris loved her husband and family endlessly. Doris was an upbeat gal with a great sense of humor and will forever be missed by her family and friends.

Doris is survived by her husband, Keith; three children, Keith Coller, Jr., Julie Coller and Roger (Debbie) Coller; her grandchildren, Brian (Angela) Coller, Melissa (Nick) Bender, Julie (Ryan) Dickey and Michael DeRyder; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Breslin Bender; two brothers, Fred Lawrence and Irving (Kathy) Lawrence and a sister, Shirley (Jim) Warner.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A private, family only service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020. A livestream of the service will be available at the following link: https://vimeo.com/490003433. Interment will follow at Assyria Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of SW Michigan. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.