Doris J. Schnell, 86, Schnellville

Doris J. Schnell, 86, of Schnellville, died Monday, September 14, while visiting her daughter in Lecanto, Florida. She was born in St. Anthony March 26, 1934, to Hubert and Louise (Wehr) Bonifer. She married John J. Schnell June 1, 1957, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. He died September 28, 2001.

Doris was a member of Divine Mercy Parish – Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and its St. Anne’s Society and Christian Mothers. She made alter cloths for the parish and was awarded the Brute Society Award in 2016. She was a member of the Schnellville Community Club, St. Anthony Community Center, St. Anthony American Legion Post 493 auxiliary, and Betzville Park. She was an excellent seamstress and quilter, made hundreds of quilts for others and assisted in picnic quilting for many years for the Fire Department and parish picnics. She was active in blood drives and served as the chairman for the local Red Cross blood drives for 21 years. She was involved in the community of Schnellville and was considered by many a community matriarch. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, doing crossword puzzles, visiting the casino, and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, Doug Schnell and wife Peggy, Kiowa, Colorado; one daughter, Dr. Lisa Schnell Morey, Lecanto, Florida; three sisters; Shirley Terwiske and husband Gerald and Diane Bair and husband Gary, all of Dubois, and Ruth Hauser and husband Bill, St. Anthony; three brothers; Ronald Bonifer, Jasper, Ralph Bonifer and wife Alice, Chicago, and Butch Bonifer and wife Betty, Dubois; five grandchildren; Connor Snyder, Nicole Brady and husband John, Tyler Schnell and wife Ashlee, Trent Schnell and wife Shenna, and Lindsey Snyder; seven great-grandchildren; Archer, Griffin, Gaige, and Violet Schnell, Brae Holmes, Felix Griswold, and Aiden Smith.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one grandchild, Shayna Schnell, and one brother; Kenneth Bonifer.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Divine Mercy Parish or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial  will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required.

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