Doris Yelle Shatraw

Doris Yelle Shatraw, age 98, of Saranac Lake, died Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Elderwood of Uihlein at Lake Placid following a short illness.

Doris was born on Jan. 8, 1923, in Carthage, the daughter of Hattie (Miner) and Edward Yelle.

Mrs. Shatraw came to Saranac Lake at the age of 9 and was a graduate of Saranac Lake High School. She worked for Franklin County Social Services and worked for the New York State Department of Health for 30 years as secretary and clerical supervisor, retiring in 1983.

Doris was married in 1946 to Malcolm C. Shatraw, who predeceased her in 1996. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shatraw was a communicant of St. Bernard’s Church, was a member of their choir, and served as eucharistic minister and as a volunteer in various capacities. She was a member of the Saranac Lake Golf Club, the women’s bowling league, took years of piano lessons and was a volunteer in the High Peaks Hospice office.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. At Doris’s request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 10 at noon at St. Bernard’s Church with the Rev. Martin Cline officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Pine Ridge Cemetery in Saranac Lake. For those not able to attend, Fortune-Keough Funeral Home will livestream the service which can be viewed on the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home Facebook page.

Family and friends wishing to remember Doris Yelle Shatraw can send memorial contributions to St. Bernard’s Church or High Peaks Hospice in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Family and friends can also share their memories, leave condolences and sign the online guestbook at www.fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.