Doris Jane Severns
July 02, 1940 ‒ December 25, 2018
Doris Jane Severns, age 78, of Marion, passed away peacefully at Kingston Residence of Marion, Tuesday, December 25, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.
Doris was born in Marion, Ohio on July 2, 1940 to the late Harold and Mabel (Johnson) Ulsh. Doris attended Marion Harding School graduating in the class of 1958. While in band, Doris met her soon to be husband Roger Dean Severns. The two were wed shortly after graduation on February 21, 1959 and have been inseparable since.
Doris was truly a wonderful woman seeing the beauty in every situation. She was sure to make everyone feel loved and welcomed while hosting as many parties as possible. Her keen ability to make something out of nothing led her to a wonderful and welcoming home. She also had a love of decorating cakes and made many brides overjoyed with the beautiful work that she created.
During Doris’ working years, she was employed at JC Penney’s as a clerk in the shoe department and later began a long banking career with Home Federal Savings and Loan, later retiring from Commercial Savings Bank in 2003.
Being a woman of faith, Doris was a long time member of The Marion First Church of the Nazarene. She was instrumental in the creation of the Easter Passion production of “How Great Thou Art” and in the development of the In His Name Ministries. She gave unselfishly of her time and talents in decorating the church for Christmas and special events. Her love for travel and a passion for missions led her and her husband to volunteer on countless Work and Witness trips to Alaska, Haiti, Mexico, Jamaica, Grenada, South Africa and at home in The United States.
Doris is survived and will be missed by her husband, Roger; children, Cathleen (Terry) Hensel of Morral, Carolyn (Phil) Robbins of Marion, Charon (Keith) Hiles of Wheelersburg, Ohio and Christopher (Karin) Severns of Milford, Ohio; grandchildren, Joshua (Heesuk) Brown, Todd (Jacque) Hensel, Adam Brown, Taryn Hensel, Elisha (Tom) Walczak, Jeffrey Lowe, Kollin Hiles, Ethan Hiles, Alyssa (Jesse) Terbrueggen, Emma Hiles, and Breana Severns; and 7 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Ulsh.
A private family memorial service will be followed by a Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends to be held at The Marion First Church of The Nazarene, 233 West Church Street, Marion, Friday, January 4, 2019 from 5 until 7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’ honor to Capital City Hospice, The Marion First Church of the Nazarene, or Kingston Residence of Marion.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Doris’ family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.