Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Doris Elaine Yetzer

Doris Elaine Yetzer, age 88, of Shelby, died Sunday, July 3, 2022 following a courageous battle with cancer at The Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Doris was born March 4, 1934 in Meadville, PA to the late Harold Meredith and Elsie Ada (Burgess) Hunter. She was a 1953 graduate of Shelby High School and worked in the office at Ohio Seamless Tube following graduation prior to getting married. Doris was the owner and operator of a dog grooming shop called Pretty Pup Shop. She was an active member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, and the Altar Rosary Society.

Doris enjoyed learning and researching genealogy- a hobby she had for over 30 years. She was the past president and treasurer of the Richland County-Shelby Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and member of the Ohio Genealogical Society, Shelby Cycle Historical Society, and the Shelby Historical Society. She along with her husband, John, were founding members of the Catawba Point Association, Lake Erie in 1981. Doris was the past treasurer of the Circle “S” Shelby Riding and Driving Club- her love for horses started at a young age and culminated with her owning a National Champion Quarter Pony.

On July 2, 1955 Doris married her husband of 67 years, John Martin Yetzer, and he survives. Also surviving are her children: Christina Lynn Drain, Susan Marie (Thomas) Lowery, Daniel Martin (Angela) Yetzer, and Jennifer Ann (Dana) Pennell, all of Shelby; grandchildren: Katharine (Scott) Daniels, Sean Drain (fiancé Jane Henthorn), Phillip (Erin) Lowery, Anne (Nathan) Young, Steven (Kaylin) Lowery, Rachel (Neil) Jakubowski, Rhiannon (Troy) Keary, Taylor Yetzer, Caitlin Barrett (Daniel Eilenfeld), and Brooke (Nathan) Korbas; 12 great grandchildren; brother: Terry (Diana) Hunter of Shelby; siblings-in-law: Joan Ashley, Dave Yetzer, and Marge Yetzer; cousins: Rochelle Heubach of Mobile, AL, Paulette Kendrick of Chattanooga, TN, Maurice Brooks of Mobile, AL, and Stephanie Brooks of Mobile, AL; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her brother: Harold Merton “Dutch” Hunter; and her infant sister: Lois Hunter.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, July 11, 2022 from 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where a rosary will be recited at 8 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 10:30 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate Mass and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, the Shelby Cycle Historical Society, or the Richland County Humane Society.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Doris’ obituary at or by leaving a comment on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Gwirtz family says:

    Jenny, Dana and Caitlin, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Cass, Lisa and family

  2. Beth and Randy Terman says:

    So very sorry to hear about your loss of Doris. She was such a sweet lady and she really knew her horses! May she Rest In Peace.

  3. Jari says:

    Jenn, Caitlin and family…I am sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Toni & Kevin Harrigan says:

    Our deepest sympathies are with your family. Doris was such a loving, welcoming woman to all, she made this Jersey girl always feel welcomed in her home when I was so far away from home. May she Rest In Peace now and Hope you all have comfort in knowing her love for all of you will live on for eternity.

  5. Susie Cooper says:

    So very sorry for your loss. May God’s Hands and your precious memories comfort you in the days and weeks ahead. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  6. Lorna Albert says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the whole Yetzer family.

  7. Mindy Utz says:

    My deepest condolences.

  8. Madonna and Joe Meekermeeker says:

    So sorry to hear of Doris passing. After reading her obituary she had an amazing life.. Prayers are with the family.

    Joseph and Madonna Meeker

  9. Bob and Tressa Reith says:

    Jenny, Caitlin, and all Mrs. Yetzer’s loved ones, we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We send our condolences and sympathy as you endure this great loss. May your memories ease your pain. God bless you!

  10. Elaine and Andy Aranyosi says:

    John and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. She will always be remembered as a long time member of our Catawba Point family. Know that you have our prayers and that God will give you strength at this sorrowful time. Elaine and Aranyosi, CPA 105

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