Doris Ann Barchent

1923 - 2019

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Doris Ann Barchent, 96, of Findlay, passed away at 11:09am on November 21, 2019 at the Heritage Corner Health Care Center, Bowling Green. She was born in Findlay on September 15, 1923 to the late Weldon L. and Hilda A. (Rangeler) Bright. On November 14, 1942, Doris married Richard P. Barchent, Sr. and he preceded her in death on October 30, 1994. Doris is survived by her children: David A. (Karen) Barchent of Findlay, Julie A. Smith of Findlay, and Debra D. (Mark) Manley of Bowling Green; daughter-in-law, Shirley J. Barchent of Findlay; siblings: Charles L. (Sally) Bright of Findlay, and Janet (Edward) Kohli of Pandora; sister-in-law, Martha Bright of Findlay; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard P. Barchent, Jr.; and brother, Robert D. Bright. Doris was a 1941 graduate of Findlay High School. She was a homemaker and retired from The Findlay Courier. Doris was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school class for over 25 years and served as the church secretary for over five years. She was a volunteer for the Hancock Historical Society, Campfire leader, and Cub Scout leader. Doris enjoyed arts and crafts. She was an accomplished painter. She loved gardening and had huge gardens at her home. Doris liked to sew and taught her daughter, Julie, to sew, along with many other girls. Doris’ family would like to thank Bridge Hospice of Findlay and Bowling Green, as well as the caring nurses and care providers at Heritage Corner Health Care Campus, Bowling Green for the beautiful and loving care. A memorial service for Doris will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorials can be directed to the Hancock County Historical Society. Online condolences can be shared by visiting

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To : The Barchent Family
Date :Saturday, November 23rd 2019
From : William Ball
Our sincere condolences on your loss.

Date :Saturday, November 23rd 2019

To : David and Karen Barchent
Date :Sunday, November 24th 2019
From : Aunt Jan
My deepest sympathy, love and Prayers to you all.

To : Shirley Barchent Family
Date :Friday, November 29th 2019
From : Norma Zellers Smith
My deepest condolences in the loss of your mother.