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Doris Jean Backes

November 16, 1934 — September 15, 2016

Visitation: Private


Doris Jean (Walker) Backes, 81, of Evansville, Ind., passed away and Heaven received another Angel on September 15, 2016, at Deaconess VNA Hospice in Evansville, Ind.  She was born November 16, 1934, in Browder, Kentucky to Clifton and Mary Louise (Gibson) Walker.

She grew up in Elberfeld, and graduated from Elberfeld High School where she was Valedictorian of her class.  She worked at Evansville Courier and Press and Potter & Brumfield for many years.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.  She loved NASCAR and hockey and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Doris married Henry Frank Backes, and was happily married for 59 years.

Doris is survived by her husband, Henry, her 3 children, Angela Louise, William Frank (Candace), John Clifton all of Evansville; 8 grandchildren, Jabe, Jacob, Kisstin, Cory, Caitlin, Seth, Joshua, and Joseph; brother, Norman (Gerry) of Arizona. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Ralph, and Josephine.

Private services are in the care of Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Miller & Miller Colonial Chapel, (812) 424-9274.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2301 Stockwell Rd., Evansville, Ind., 47715.  Sympathy wishes may be shared at

Psalm 27:4 "One thing I ask from the Lord, This only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and seek him in his temple"

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