Doris B. (Bailey) Doll

September 29, 1926 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 92)

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Doris B. Doll, 92, of Elmcroft Senior Living in Reedsville, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 1:39 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Born Sept. 29, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Omar and Sarah Catherine (Jackson) Bailey.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by: her first husband, Samuel G. Ritter, in 2005; second husband, Donald J. Doll, June 16, 2017; six brothers; and three sisters.  Doris was the last of her siblings.

She is survived by her son, Barry L. Ritter, of Lewistown, three nieces and a nephew.

Doris was a 1945 graduate of Lewistown High School.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in McAlisterville.

She was employed for many years as an administrative assistant for a federal court judge in Philadelphia.  She later retired from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office in Harrisburg in 1988.  After retiring, she worked as a church secretary and gave to a lot of charitable organizations.  She had a heart of gold and loved to give.

Doris enjoyed reading, sewing, babysitting, adult coloring and working crossword puzzles.  She loved to travel and was a food lover, and she especially loved chocolate.  Doris was known for her warm and compassionate personality.  She had a great sense of humor and loved a good joke.  Doris also had a very generous heart and loved giving to those less fortunate than herself.  Doris was a fantastic mother, wife and friend, and will be greatly missed by many.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Weds., Sept. 4, 2019, at Juniata Memorial Park, 9010 U.S. Highway 522 South, Lewistown, with The Reverend Erin Bovendam officiating.

Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan Street, Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Doris' name may be made to: American Cancer Society, 1375 Martin Street, Suite 206, State College, PA 16803, or to: American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043.

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Graveside Service
September 4, 2019

1:00 PM
Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown


American Cancer Society
1375 Martin Street, Suite 206, State College PA 16803

American Heart Association
1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg PA 17043

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