Doris Westley Hogentogler

Doris Westley Hogentogler

Doris, age 88, passed away on January 9, 2013. Her battle with dementia took away her short term memories but she had many happy long term memories of family and friends.

She was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Warren and Beatrice Westley. A graduate of Simon Gratz HS in Philadelphia, Doris took great pride in being Secretary at Bethany Baptist Church in Newport for 26 years. Once she retired, she volunteered at Christiana Hospital. She was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church.

Doris was loved and cared for by all at Somerford Place and later Elkton Care and Rehabilitation and Amedisys Hospice.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph L. Hogentogler in 1983. She is survived by one daughter, Doris(Chip) Bixler of Elkton, MD and Williamsburg, VA.; a son, Joseph W.(Margaret) Hogentogler of Boyertown, PA and a brother Melvin Westley of Tuscon, AZ. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Michael(Kathleen) and Kathryn Hogentogler and 2 nieces Cindy(Alan)Westley, Linda(Andy)Velwest and nephew Martin(Patti) Westley.

Friends may call at The Chapel at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Parkway, New Castle, DE on Monday, Jan. 14, after 10am with a funeral service to follow at 11:00. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to , 240 N. James St. Suite 100A, Newport, DE 19804, would be appreciated.

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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 11, 2013