Doris Shedd Daniels
Doris Shedd Daniels
January 20, 1929 - March 13, 2021

Doris Shedd Daniels

Doris Shedd Daniels, 92, of Palatka, went to be with her Heavenly Father and Heavenly Family, Saturday, March 13, 2021. She passed away quietly at Isle Health and Rehab Center in Fleming Island after an extended illness of dementia. Doris and her family were blessed with a full and happy life with each other. Doris was born in Clay County to the late Warren Shedd and Pearl Shedd Stratton. She was raised in Bardin where she attended school and was a 1948 graduate of the Mellon High School in Palatka. In September of 1948, Doris married her husband, Eugene J. (Judge) Daniels, a young barber in Palatka. They soon moved to Green Cove Springs, where barbers were needed due to all the ships docked along the river with sailors onboard. There were hundreds of sailors who were standing in long lines waiting for haircuts. This is where their two children, Jack and Gail, were born (the closest hospital was St. Augustine). Soon most of the sailors went home. A career change was needed for her husband. He began working for Merita Bread Company in Jacksonville. They lived there almost 10 years. In 1961, a job with Merita Bread Company became available in Palatka which Judge accepted to be close to family and continued to work for Merita for a total of 35 years. Judge said that was the best decision he made in his life to get himself, his wife and family close to family again.

Doris worked in Wards Grocery Store on Moseley Ave. in Palatka for Mr. and Mrs. Ward until they sold their store. She then worked at Moseley Elementary School until her children were in Jr. High School. She then worked at One Hour Martinizing Cleaners on Lemon Street downtown for Claude Creech. The cleaners was located on the exact same corner as Ronnie Clark’s office. Doris and Judge loved their vacations every summer for twenty years going to Fan Fair in Nashville, TN, Branson, MO, Pigeon Forge, TN and trips to Quincy and Fowler, IL to visit his sister, Eunice and all of their family. Doris and Judge were so exited to share their stories and many pictures they took from every trip. In 2003 they discovered the Orange Blossom Opry, near the Villages, where they went every Thursday, Friday and Saturday to see the Country Stars. Doris continued to go the Opry with her family after Judge passed in 2008. This included a very special family member, Gini Lawton, who recently passed on Jan. 26, 2021. She was the mother of Ronald Deknoblough. Gini loved going to Orange Blossom Opry as much as Doris. Doris loved all of her family and friends very deeply and enjoyed and cherished her time spent with them. She always had a soft, sweet voice, a big beautiful smile, a heart of gold and was always happy. Doris was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved her Lord and Savior and enjoyed reading the Bible and her Ensign Church magazines. She enjoyed the many friends she made along the way.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Eugene J. “Judge” Daniels; step-mother, Edith Shedd; step-father, Allan Stratton; son-in-law, Harris Register; brothers, John Shedd (Dot), Gerald Shedd, Sr. (Gaynell), Doyle Shedd (Sylvia); nephews, Jerry Shedd, Jr., Steven Shedd; great nephew, Jonathan Daniels. On her husband’s side of the family, brothers and sisters-in-law, Vonlehe Craven, Eunice Bangert (Bob), Barbara Zeigler (J. K.), Jackson F. Daniels and Raymond Moody; nephews, Bennie Craven, Bill Zeigler, Bob Zeigler, Phillip Hinshaw, Mike Hoaglin; great nephew, Raymond Craven; nieces, Ann Mills (Oct. 14, 2020); Carolyn Johnston, Tammy Lepper also a special lady and family member, Mildred Jones (Oct. 31, 2020) and mother of Tim Elswick, whom Doris loved.

Surviving are a son, Jack Daniels of Jacksonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Ron Deknoblough of Palatka; grandchildren, Randy H. Register of Bardin, Danielle Welsch (Jeremy), Ryan Deknoblough and Cory Deknoblough; great grandson, Brecken Welsch; special sister-in-law of 73 years, Judge’s twin sister, Janie Craven (Doris and Janie recently spent special time together at Isle Health and Rehab); special nieces and nephews, Gloria Elswick (Tim), Linda Jolly (Alvin), David Mills, Ronald Phillips (Denise), Rose “Craven”, Sharon Hinshaw, Linda Hoaglin, Tim Lepper, Lisa Daniels (Scott), Patti Moody (Donald), Charlene Stallings (Jody), Debbie Brown, Kenny Shedd and many aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces and nephews whom Doris loved.

Doris will be laid to rest next to her husband in Sharon Cemetery in Clay County.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to a charity of your choice or to Dementia Society of America, P. O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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