January 6, 1930 - November 10, 2020
Elli Martha Doan, 90, of Loveland, wife of the late William Boyd Doan and devoted mother to Rosemarie Doan Field, Jennifer (Bill) Young and William Boyd (Kelley) Doan Jr. passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 in her residence, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of August Jeckel and Gertrud Feibig. Elli was born in Essen, Germany and raised in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany during WWII. Elli was able to graduate from high school, even while attending school during bomb raids. At the age of 15, she and seven other girls her age where sent to the front lines to dig trenches; while rifle fire was being fired around them. Fearing for their lives; Elli and three girls left in the night. On their return trip back home, she and the girls had to walk 70-80 miles while dodging the enemy. Elli is the dear sister of Hennolore Melaas, and Christa Lied, and proceeded in death by brother; Heinz Jeckel and sisters; Ilse Will and Liselotte Jeckel. Elli was blessed with grandchildren Valerie (Bill) Browning, Daniel (Sara) Young, Justin Young, Robert (Taylor) Rein, Clinton Paul Doan, Johnathon Hodges, and Brittany Doan, great grandchildren; Samantha, Billy, Alexandra, Tabitha, Faith, Josiah and Emery and great-great granddaughter; Daisy. Services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Evans Funeral Home, 1944 St. Rt. 28, Goshen, OH 45122, with visitation beginning at 11:00AM.