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Doris Snethen

February 1, 1935 ~ June 9, 2021 (age 86)


Doris Snethen, age 86, Damon, TX formerly of Scranton, KS, passed away Wednesday June 9, 2021, at her home.  She was born in Mountain Home, AR on February 1, 1935 the daughter of William Gale and Clela (Taylor) Gale. Doris grew up in Wichita, KS She later moved to LaJunta, CO were she adopted her two children before moving to Rock Creek, KS and eventually settling in Scranton, Ks area and lived there most of her adult life until moving to Damon, TX thirteen years ago to be close to her daughter. 

Doris was a lifelong Homemaker.  She enjoyed her many television shows she would watch through the day and was always active in the Scranton United Methodist Church when she lived there.  Most important to Doris was raising her family.  She was always there for them, keeping clothes clean food on the table and helping with whatever other need they may have.  She loved them dearly.

On August 3, 1952 Doris was united in marriage to Jack Snethen at Wichita, KS.  They shared fifty-six years of marriage until the death of Jack in 2009.

Survivors include her daughter, Paula Stephens and her husband, Chuck, Damon, TX; six grandchildren, Traci Woods and her husband, Lonnie, Pearland, TX, Kendra Haynes and her husband, Steve, Texas City, TX, Jackie Taylor and her husband, Anthony, Sallisaw, OK, Brittany Shepherd and her husband, Thomas, Topeka, KS, Devin Snethen, Webster, TX, Marina Hernandez and her husband, Anthony, Topeka, KS; and seventeen great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday June 19, 2021 at Scranton Cemetery, Scranton, KS.  Memorial contributions may be made to Doris Snethen Memorial Fund sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413.  Condolences can be made through the website at


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Graveside Service
June 19, 2021

10:30 AM
Scranton Cemetery
16188 S. Lewelling Dr.
Scranton, KS 66537

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