Doris Forbes, 87

Doris B. Forbes, 87, of Wabash, died at 7:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash. 

She was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Miami County, to Loren English and Vera May (Hiner) Carpenter. Doris married Junior Maxwell Forbes in Wabash County on June 1, 1947; he died April 1, 2010. 

She worked for Wabash Magnetics, Vernon Manor Children's Home, and retired from the Wabash County Health Department.  Doris enjoyed playing Scrabble and collecting owls.

She is survived by three children, Thomas J. Forbes of Yoder, Eileen Biehl of North Manchester, and Brenda "Bea" (Joseph) Oswalt of Wabash; eight grandchildren, Scott (Kim) Jagger of Huntington, Jennifer Becker of Fort Wayne, Amanda (Jason) Randel of Roann, Andrew (Amy) Oswalt of Wabash,  David (Heidi) Forbes of Fort Wayne, Leif (Dave) Eberly of Warsaw, Jada (Ben) Tribett and Harley Forbes, both of Illinois; several great-grandchildren, brother and sisters, Raymond (Doris Jean) Carpenter of Lincolnville, Dorothy Barlow of Kokomo, Phyllis Meyer of North Manchester, Marilyn (Jim) Hoy of Roanoke, and Julia Ann Raypholtz of Warsaw, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Roger Forbes and Wayne Forbes, two brothers, Robert Carpenter and Donald "Max" Carpenter, her twin sister, Deloris Airgood, two other sisters, Margaret Clark, and Thelma Johnson, and two grandchildren, Tim Forbes and Kelly Brainard.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Rick Stone officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 pm Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice.

The memorial guest book for Doris may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Feb 16