Doris Elaine Readmond (1912-1999)

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Doris Elaine Readmond Ward Kilborn
Class of '29
Born: 11 Jan 1912 Levering, Michigan
Died: 7 Feb 1999 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: William Leonard Readmond
Mother: Frances Helen Angel
Siblings: Aris Readmond
Doris Elaine Readmond
Joyce Allison Readmond
Keith Readmond
Shirlie Anne Readmond
Spouse: Lynn Allen Ward
Married: 21 Jun 1930 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Donna Noel Ward
Karen Janet Ward
Joan Ward
Garry L. Ward
Carol Janice Ward
Spouse: Karl Kenneth Kilborn
Married: 11 Sep 1978 Emmet Co., Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, Feb 1999:

Doris E. Kilborn, 87

Doris E. Kilborn, 87, of Petoskey, died Feb. 7, 1999, at the Emmet County Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Schiller Funeral Chapel of Harbor Springs with pastor Dennis Bromley officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery in Harbor Springs.

Doris was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Readmond Township, the daughter of Leonard and Frances (Angell) Readmond. She attended Harbor Springs schools and graduated in 1929.

On June 21, 1930, she married Lynn Ward, and the couple made their home in Levering where they owned and operated a farm. Doris also worked at Sault Woolen Mills in Mackinaw City and was a cook at the Levering school for several years. Mr. Ward preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1964.

She married Karl Kilborn on Sept. 11, 1978, and they made their home in Conway and Petoskey. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1996.

She was a former member of the Tobacco Road Farm Bureau, and enjoyed sewing and knitting.

Doris is survived by three children, Joan Powell of Whitmore Lake, Garry Ward and his wife, Cleo, of Petoskey, and Carol Mattson and her husband, Edward, of Muskogee, Okla.; a sister, Shirlie (Readmond) Cook, of Palacios, Texas; brother, Keith Readmond and his wife Harriet, of Levering; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughters, Donna Conkright, in 1999; and Karen Janette, who died in infancy. Doris was also preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Readmond Gilpin.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay. Envelopes for memorials will be available at the Schiller Funeral Chapel of Harbor Springs, where friends may call from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs


  • Photo: Collins, Audrey Diebel, ed. Looking Back, The First Hundred Years, 1887-1986:
Harbor Springs High School
Class of 1929
Page 35: Senior portrait of Doris Readmond
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Ward, Lynn & Readmond, Doris
Date of Marriage: 6/21/1930
Liber: 4
Folio: 272
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
KILBORN, Doris Elaine
Date of Death: 2/7/1999
Liber: 1999
Folio: 51
Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI
Kilborn, Doris E. (Readmond) Ward
Age: 87
Born: 1/11/1912
Died: 2/7/1999
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file