Mary Ann Dorris, 84, of Huron


HURON — Mary Ann Dorris, 84, of Huron, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her family.


Her Mass of Christian of Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish with burial at Fedora Cemetery in Fedora. Visitation, with her family present, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Welter Funeral Home with a scripture service to start at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.


Mary Ann Shetler was born on July 9, 1938, in Rochester, Mich., to parents Roy and Mary Avo (Simmons) Shetler. At the age of three, her family moved to Cabool, Mo., where Mary attended Cabool schools.


Mary married Lowell D. Dorris on April 27, 1957, in Cabool. Mary and Lowell lived in various cities due to Lowell’s military service, including two tours in Germany in 1963 and 1968. They moved to Huron in 1973. Mary worked as a cook in Kansas, Loopy’s Clerk in Huron, a Pink Lady at Huron Regional Medical Center, and various other jobs.


Mary devoted many hours to volunteering including HRMC for over 10 years, Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, and Beadle County Nutrition Center. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Huron. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards, computer, hunting, fishing, camping and BINGO.


She is survived by her children, Terrie Scott of Woonsocket, Mary (Randy) Bitterman of Huron, Lowell (Teresa) Dorris, Jr., of Madison, Cheryl (Paul) Arneson of South Sioux City, Neb., Deborah (Alan, Sr.) Larson of Woonsocket, and Sarah (Dennis) Dorris of Huron; 15 grandchildren, Tammy (Eric) Kneen, Alan Larson, Jr., Scott (Jill) Larson, Michael (Shanley) Dorris, Dennis (Alison) Long, Kasey (Blake) Miller, Brandy (Carl) Nelson, Kayla (Trevor) Wormstadt, Jeremy (Kristen) Dorris, Aftan (Nathan) Phipps, Heath Larson, Kris Bitterman, Heather (Chris) Eck, Steven (Trisha) Arneson, Justin (Leah) Dorris; 38 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Glenda Millington and Jerry Shetler, both of Brooksdale, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Donna Hannebohn of Kan., and Cora May Shetler of Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Dorris Sr., her parents; five brothers, Charles Hannebohn, Donald, Floyd, Lonnie and Harold Shetler; three sisters, Judy Points, Flora May and Vicky Shetler; two sons-in-law, Ervin Scott and Paul Arneson; and one great-grandson, Noah Paul Phipps.


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