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Doris Lea (Ruark) Coughlan

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Doris Lea Ruark Coughlan

AGE: 89 • Dover

Doris Lea Ruark Coughlan of Dover, DE, lovingly known as Aunt Doris, died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Westminster Village. She was 89. Aunt Doris was born December 4, 1925 to the late Roy Purnell Ruark and Grace Elliott Driscoll Ruark and grew up in Delmar, DE. In 1948, she married Jack Coolidge Coughlan of Berkley Springs, West Virginia. He preceded her in death in 2011 after nearly 64 years of marriage. She was a graduate of Goldey Beacom School of Business in Wilmington DE, and was employed with the DuPont Company as an executive secretary until her retirement. Aunt Doris was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Dover; was a past member of the Business and Professional Women's Foundation (BPW); and was a past member of the Westminster Village chapter of the Red Hat Society.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Geneva Ruark Gillespie. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the Westminster Village skilled nursing staff, including Patience and Terry. We would also like to thank the friends who visited during her extended illness.

Her Celebration of Life service will be held 10am, Monday, December 21, 2015 at The Presbyterian Church of Dover, 54 S. State Street, Dover. Interment will be in Gracelawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Presbyterian Church of Dover, 54 S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901.



Published in The News Journal on Nov. 18, 2015
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