Mary E. Doersom, 90, hand crafted doll maker, RCA retiree, Brethren Village volunteer

By on April 9, 2014

Mary E. Doersom, 90, formerly of Ephrata, died April 3, 2014 at Brethren Village.

Born in York, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Fairy (Ruth) Doersom and was of the Catholic Faith. Mary graduated from West York High, and worked for 34 years for RCA, Lancaster.

Retiring in 1987, she was a Meals on Wheels kitchen worker in Ephrata and later excelled as a doll maker. Her small dolls were sold at the Quilt Museum, the Lancaster Historical Society, Landis Valley Museum and several retail stores throughout Lancaster County. Each doll was dated and signed by Mary Doersom. Her small dolls not only touched the lives of local children and adults, many were known to have traveled the world over. She never counted the number of dolls that she made.

Mary was a friend to all and a helpmate at Brethren Village for the past 16 years. For 14 years, she volunteered in the mailroom, sorting letters and packages for residents.

She is survived by a nephew: Joseph Doersom, Dover.

A brother,:John, preceded her in death.

Graveside services were held April 8 at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Oxford. A memorial celebration will be held in Chives American Grille, Fieldcrest of Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, on Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m.

Contributions in her memory may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Details were expertly preplanned with Good Funeral Home, Reamstown.

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