Doris worked for 20 years as a bookkeeper for Abbey Distributing Co. and also worked with her brother Wayne at Bancroft Flowers. She and her sister-in-law Beverly later started and operated a successful and creative silk flower arrangement business called Beedor Creations in the Lansing City Market.
Doris is survived by her three children: Joann (Robert) Farlin, James (Marilyn) McDonald, and Larry (Joan) McDonald, eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Beverly Bancroft.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Howard McDonald, and later her second husband, Jerry Mitchell, and two brothers: Wayne and Darl Bancroft.
There will be a memorial service held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with Pastor Robert K. West officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care.