Doris Iona Napier, 91, affectionately known as “Mamma” and “Baby Cat”, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Doris was preceded in death by her much-loved son Thomas Gary Napier, her parents Everett and Eva Anderson and her four siblings Wayne, Quentin, Neoma and Kermit.
Doris is survived by her husband Samuel Napier, beloved daughter Margie Debra Maratta (Stephen), cherished granddaughter Sara Iona Westendorf (David) and grandsons, Thomas Gary Napier, Jr. and Jason Everett Napier.
Doris was little but wiry and feisty up until the very end. She loved her family more than anything and was a devoted mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She enjoyed playing cards, doing the jitterbug, gardening, eating sweets, celebrating Christmas, working on craft projects and going to the casino. She could often be found scratching lottery tickets, watching American Ninja Warrior, Fixer Uppers, The Big Bang Theory and spending time with friends, family, her cat Ginger Snap, great granddog Splash and great grandcats, Winnie and Duncan. She was selfless, honest, compassionate, intelligent, hardworking and always an advocate for her family. She always worried about her family’s safety and would wave to her daughter and granddaughter every time they passed her home. Doris, her daughter and granddaughter were the three musketeers and did everything together.
Doris will be God’s newest angel in heaven with her signature red lipstick and red fingernail polish.
Visitation will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service 12:00 p.m. at the Spring Grove Funeral Homes, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223. Doris will be laid to rest with her parents at Maple Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Doris to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Cancer Care and Research Fund: https://giving.cincinnatichildrens.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=184