SUSSEX - Doris "Dode" Van Tassel, 90, died at her residence after a short illness on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Born to Horace and Mary Van Tassel in Newton, she had been a resident of the Clove Lake section of Sussex most of her life.
Doris was known as the "Ice Cream Lady" at the Sussex-Wantage Middle School where she worked for many years.
Doris was predeceased by her husband, William Van Tassel Jr. (2004); a son, Billy C. Van Tassel (2013); and a brother, Charles Van Tassel (2013), and is the devoted mother-in-law of Sandra Van Tassel, of Delhi, N.Y. Also survived by two grandnieces, five great-grandnieces and many good friends and neighbors.
The family will receive their friends at Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third St., Sussex, on Thursday, March 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. Funeral service will commence at noon. Interment to follow at Clove Cemetery, Wantage. Memorial gifts to
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 would be appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at www.fergusonsussexfuneralhome.com