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 Doris A. <I>Rathmell</I> Shank

Doris A. Rathmell Shank

South Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 5 Apr 2011 (aged 76)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Sherwood, Irion County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 68020042 · View Source
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Doris A. Shank SAN ANGELO

Doris A. Shank, 76, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas, after a five-year battle with ALS. Ms. Shank was born March 13, 1935, in South Willamsport, Pa., to Ralph and Eleanor Rathmell.

She moved to Mertzon, Texas, in 1978. During her years in Mertzon, Doris owned a ceramic shop, ran the community pool and was a school secretary for Irion County ISD. She served as a Girl Scout leader for 42 years and was one of the recipients of the 2008 Woman of Distinction Award bestowed by the Girl Scout Association. She devoted much of her time and energy to the community of Mertzon as well, as a volunteer, teacher and friend.

In addition to her mother, Eleanor (Mammie), she is survived by her sisters, Esther Thorp and Kay Cillo (Dolf); brother Ken Rathmell (Anne); daughters Deb Ivy, Donna Shuey (Bill) and CATHY DeLAUGHTER ; sons Tom Mase (Liz), Scott Steppe (KARLA STEPPE) and Anthony Shank; grandchildren Wade Ivy, Sara Myers, Ginny Krise, Kelly Shuey, William Shuey, Matt Shuey, Mike Shuey, Doug Mase, Heather Mase, Brian DeLaughter, Jessica Parker, Kensie Yarbrough, Vikki Steppe, Whitney Mull, Krista Muir and Samantha Shank; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; brother Joe Rathmell; and grandson Bryan Steppe.

Visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April, 9, 2011, in Johnson's Funeral Home chapel with graveside services following in Sherwood Cemetery in Mertzon, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association of South Texas. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at

Johnson's Funeral Home (325) 655-3113




  • Created by: Joe W. Fields
  • Added: 7 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68020042
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Doris A. Rathmell Shank (13 Mar 1935–5 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68020042, citing Sherwood Cemetery, Sherwood, Irion County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joe W. Fields (contributor 46835524) .