Obituary: Doris M. Nesbit

The Chronicle Express
The Chronicle Express

Doris M. Nesbit, age 85, of Penn Yan, NY, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020. 

A private graveside service will be held at Bitley Cemetery in Branchport, NY at the convenience of her family.  

Doris was born in the Town of Jerusalem, NY October 12, 1934, the daughter of the late, Wesley Bowen and Bessie Mae (Burk) Hibbard. Doris grew up as a farm girl, doing chores and preparing meals for the family. She had worked as a vineyardist and a care giver. Doris met the love of her life, Edwin Riley Nesbit, and they were married on December 1, 1951.  She enjoyed growing a large garden and was an active member of the Yatesville United Methodist Church. She loved reading Amish Books and had quite a collection of them.

Doris was an amazing mother and family was everthing to her. In her later years, Doris became a “Grandma” again, “Riley Mae Nesbit” and “Grandma” had a special bond together that brought such joy in each others lives. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends who are comforted with the thoughts that Heaven now has another Angel.  

Doris is survived by her children, Wes (Elaine) Nesbit of Branchport, NY, Hazel (Curt) Hoose of Branchport, Sally (Walter) Ovenshire of Dundee, Betty Nesbit of Penn Yan, and Terry (Kelley) Nesbit of Little Falls; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Leslie Hibbard of Tucson, AZ; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Dottie.  

In addition to her parents, Doris was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Riley Nesbit; daughter, Marjorie Nesbit Emerson; brother, Fred Hibbard; sister, Judy Zimmerman; and mother-in-law, Mildred Nesbit.  

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Yatesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 708, Penn Yan, NY 14527; or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Memories of Doris may be shared with her family and friends at