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Synek, Doris Jane nee Grunwald, age 88, was united with Jesus on May 18, 2020. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Synek, married April 13, 1952, and mother of Ruth Busenitz, Timothy (Kelly), Karen Stika (James), and Judy Fuller (Mark). Grandmother of twelve, great grandmother, sister of the late Reverend Donald Grunwald, mother-in-law, aunt and cousin to many who loved her.
Doris was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Ted and Elizabeth Grunwald. She graduated from Elmhurst College with a degree in Christian Education, and wherever the family moved, Doris was involved in the church with children, youth, and adult education. Joseph were cofounders of The Hope Chest in Painesville, Ohio. After 54 years of service assisting those in need of clothes, miscellaneous items, shelter and more, The Hope Chest still works with the Lake County, Ohio welfare department today in providing for those in need at no cost. Doris’ hobbies included playing Bridge, cutting coupons, and going to garage sales.
Celebration of Life service will be held privately for family. Memorials can be sent to First Church of Nazarene at 11811 State Line Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114 or Brookdale Hospice Missouri at 3131 S, Route 291, Suite C, Independence, Missouri, 64057.