Doril M. Vanscoy

August 06, 1926 ‒ November 18, 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida
Formerly of Marion, Ohio

Doril M. Vanscoy, age 92, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the Lexington Health and Rehab Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

On August 6, 1926, Doril was born in Bloomingdale, Michigan, the third of five children of the late Charles W. and Hazel L. (Shears) Overdorff.

Shortly following school, Doril married Lee Emerson Welch, whom she lost on March 9, 1944, as a casualty of World War II.

Getting a second chance at love, Doril married Earl Allison Vanscoy on April 7, 1951, at the Calvary Evangelical United Brethren Church in Marion.  She cared for her husband and son, Michael, as a loving homemaker until his passing on August 18, 1975.

A strong woman, Doril persevered after the loss of her husband, returning to work at Marion General Hospital in their physical therapy department for over twenty years.  She proudly retired from there in January of 1996.

Very faithful, Doril was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Marion, which later became the Cornerstone Alliance Church.

For the past eleven years, Doril has enjoyed living in the warmth of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister, Aletha Rawlins of Marion; nieces: Christina (Richard) Lehner, and Mary Anderson; nephews: Terry Rawlins and Tom (Teresa) Bare; and special friend, Marilyn Hottinger.

Including her husbands and parents, Doril was preceded in death by her son, Michael A. Vanscoy in 2008; two brothers: Evert and Robert Overdorff; sister, Lulu Bare; nephew, Cliff Bare; and her brother-in-law, Roy Rawlins.

Services honoring Doril’s life will be observed at her graveside in Marion Cemetery at 11 am on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, with Pastor Keith Irey officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc., PO Box 348, Warrenton, MO 63383, or Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760.

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  • I was blessed to know Doril through my affiliation with Child Evangelism Fellowship. After I accepted Jesus as Savior in 1976 Doril was one of my role models in serving the Lord. My prayers go out to the family for peace and for joy at Dorils going home to Glory. Victoria Bell

  • In memory of my aunt Doril Vanscoy. Doril was so upbeat and peppy that she made everyone smile. Some said she made their heart sing. I was approx. 19 when she first started calling me Tillie. She was always by my side when things got tough for me. She always told me that we can do this Tillie. When my mother became ill I thought I would have to give up my job , but Doril was there by my side and watched my mother during the day so I could keep my job. When she was ready to retire I got ill, and she told me it was nothing a good hot bowl of Vanscoy potato soup could not help. It sure didn’t look like any potato soup I ever saw, but it was good and THANK GOD it did make me feel better for months. When she got to Florida we had many phone calls back and forth .If I said I didn’t feel good she would tell me to hop on a plane, and get down to Florida and she would fix me up with some of that Vanscoy potato soup. I did get to ask her why she called me Tillie all these years and she laughed and said it just fit. RIP Aunt Doril. You have earned it. Tell that Vanscoy gang I said Hi and I will see you around the bend. Love your girl Tillie.