She was always a woman on the move. The sound of music had Doris taking off for the dance floor. Any music was fine but she enjoyed Polka more than anything. Earlier years found her working at a sewing factory, a talent she never lost. As a mom she’d make most of her children’s clothes. And she worked at Jim El’s as a clerk and later at K-Mart. Doris was always active in her communities; President the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Monsanto Bowling League and the Woman of the Moose in Sydney N.Y., where they relocated for 20 years.
A young Doris West would meet a handsome guy, the late Bill Shrader, at Martin’s Ice Cream Parlor in National Park. Within the year they’d be married; their secret was to never go to bed angry. They’d be blessed by 4 children: Cheryl Michael (Gerry), Debra Weil (Charles), Vicki Jones (Henry) and William Jr. (Trisha); 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Come celebrate 85 great years Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 10-11 a.m. at Daley Life Celebration Studio where there will be an 11 a.m. service. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Donations in lieu of flowers to Shady Lane Patient Fund, 256 County House Road, Clarksboro 08020 or Bethesda United Methodist Church, 1433 Kings Highway, Swedesboro 08085 will be appreciated.