Dora B. Lyon, 100 of Clinton Township, Michigan, formerly of Elkhart, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July 24th at the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital.
She was born May 3, 1919 in Elkhart, Indiana to Frank and Pearl (Boyer) Keller. She married Lt. Col. James Pence in 1946. He died in 1965. She then married Jack Lyon on Aug. 27, 1977 in Bristol. He died on May 31, 2018. Dora is survived by a daughter, Pamela (William) Thompson of Clinton Township, Michigan and 2 grandchildren, Amy (James) Solomon of Mt. Clemens, Michigan and Dr. Michael (Jill) Thompson of Roanoke, Virginia and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Eldon and Burton Keller.
Dora graduated from Bristol High School and was employed as a switchboard operator for Indiana Associates before enlisting in the U.S. Army WAC’s, assigned to the 3341st Signal Service Battalion in Europe where she met her husband James Pence. After her service she worked for the Selmer Company for 16 years as an order clerk. She was a member of the Bristol United Methodist Church and was Past Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Bristol. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Dora enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting.
Visitation for Dora will be from 12 pm to 1 pm on Monday, July 29th at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, Elkhart, where her funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Gary Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow at Rice Cemetery where military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the D.A.V. #19.
Memorial contributions may be given to Bristol United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to Dora’s family at the funeral home website.
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