Doris Regina (Simcoe) Claiborne

September 25, 1932 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 88)


Doris Regina Simcoe Claiborne left this world peacefully on Jan. 15, 2021, surrounded by her children Hobson Reichenbach and Sallie DiLaura and niece Lisa Krieger at her home in Louisville.  She was a kind, smart, independent and loving person who was fiercely devoted to her family and had a wide circle of friends from all parts of the globe and walks of life.   She was born at The Stone House on Simcoe Lane, grew up on Westport Road and was a proud graduate of Anchorage High School. She lived and worked in the Louisville area her entire life. But when presented with an opportunity to see the greater world, she never hesitated.   She became a lover of travel and a seeker of interesting places, things and people.  At the time of her passing, she had visited over 40 countries and made countless new friends. She remained at heart a small town girl but had the inquisitiveness of an adventurer.  Doris was an avid reader and sports enthusiast, cheering on both the universities of Kentucky and Louisville. She loved her water aerobics, book club and knitting circle, making items to donate to the less fortunate. She embraced technology so she could stay in touch with her loved ones.  But  her greatest joys were her family and friends. She took great pride in her children, her brothers and three grandsons. She also cherished her childhood friends, travel buddy Linda and the community of neighbors at Asbury Park. She loved to entertain and never missed a chance to do it. She celebrated her faith through Bible study with the wonderful ladies of Broadway Baptist Church.  Expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of kindness. Be good to one another, especially those with whom you disagree. Embrace what you have in common.  In addition to Hobson (Mary Beth), Sallie and Lisa, she is survived by two brothers, Richard Otis Simcoe of Anderson, S.C., and Jerry David Simcoe (Ann) of Glendale, KY; three grandchildren Andrew, Grant and Christian of Chicago; niece Susan Dotson and nephews John (DeAnna), Will and Chris (DeAnne) Simcoe. She is preceded in death by her sister Mary Virginia Simcoe and parents Clara (Von Allmen) and Newton Baisch Simcoe.

 A visitation will be held at Stoess Funeral Home 6534 W. State Hwy 22, Crestwood, KY on Jan. 19, 3 - 6 p.m.

There will be a drive-by memorial viewing at Broadway Baptist Church, Friendship Hall portico in Louisville on Jan. 20, 11 a.m. – 12 noon

A private burial service will follow.

 Memorial contributions may be sent to Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY 40207

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January 19, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stoess Funeral Home
6534 West Highway 22
Crestwood, KY 40014

Drive by family visitation
January 20, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Broadway Baptist Church
4000 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY 40207

Private Committal

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