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Doris B. Snell, 92, North Manchester, Indiana passed away at 7:55 a.m. on September 10, 2018 at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester, Indiana. Daughter of Albert F. and Mary A. (Hollinger) Bowers, Doris was born on April 28, 1926 in Reading, Pennsylvania and was the youngest of three children.
In 1944 Doris graduated from Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pennsylvania. Doris met E. DeWayne Snell on a blind date while he was stationed at Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Doris and DeWayne were married on July 14, 1945. The two were married for 67 years before DeWayne passed away on April 13, 2013.
When DeWayne and Doris moved back to DeWayne’s home town of North Manchester, she took a job as a secretary and payroll clerk at Heckman’s Bindery in North Manchester. Later she worked for Farm Bureau Insurance in Wabash, Indiana and then worked as a receptionist and billing department for Dr. George Balsbaugh in North Manchester. After working there for several years, Doris began working for Manchester High School as an audio/visual coordinator in 1966 and later retiring in 1989. During her time at Manchester High School, Doris attended St. Francis University for a few years.
Doris and her family enjoyed traveling throughout the world. Her personal favorite place to visit and vacation were to the western U.S., Europe and Florida. When Doris wasn’t traveling with her family or working, she enjoyed sewing, reading, Pennsylvania Dutch cooking and entertaining family in friends in her home.
A member of Manchester Church of the Brethren, Doris was a spiritually strong individual that faithfully attended every Sunday with her husband and family. Doris was also a member of P.E.O. Chapter D.K., North Manchester and the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority also of North Manchester.
The loving memory of Doris B. Snell will be remember by her daughter, Marsha (Michael) Flora, Fort Wayne, Indiana; four grandchildren, Darcy (David Neiman) Flora, Dillon, Colorado, Megan (James) Chappo, Prosper, Texas, Christine Gonzalez and Rachel Gonzalez both of Naperville, Illinois; one son-in-law, Robert Gonzalez, Naperville, Il. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Albert F. and Mary A. Bowers; husband, E. DeWayne Snell; one daughter, Tamara Gonzalez who passed away in 2010; one brother and one sister.
Family and friends may call Friday, September 14, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:30 at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will begin on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Timbercrest Chapel. A short P.E.O. service will begin at 12:15 p.m. with calling following. Burial will be held at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Street, North Manchester, Indiana. Pastor Karen Eberly will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Doris B. Snell, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814 or Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.
Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home
5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne IN 46814
Timbercrest Charitable Assistance Fund
P.O. Box 501, North Manchester IN 46962