BIrds 03

Doris Ruth (Mercer) Maedgen

April 10, 1930 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
Obituary Image


Doris Maedgen, age 93, of Valera, died Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Holiday Hill Nursing Home.

The family will host a visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2023, at Stevens Funeral Home.  Family and friends are invited to a graveside funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the Valera Cemetery Pavilion with Mr. James Maedgen officiating.  Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.

She was born Doris Ruth Mercer on April 10, 1930, in Talpa, Texas to Silas “Bud” Mercer and Izora Mertice Bryson Mercer.  Doris grew up in Talpa and attended Centennial School.  She married Adolphus Laneal “Snooky” Maedgen on August 4, 1946, in Valera.  Doris worked for Talpa-Centennial School in the lunchroom for many years and she also worked as a waitress for JoAnn Baker’s café in Valera.  Doris said that the most important job was being a mother and homemaker for her family.  She loved her family immensely and leaves behind an amazing legacy for her children and grandchildren. 

Doris loved to be outside working in her yard or sitting on the porch.  She enjoyed watching hummingbirds and the changing of the seasons.  Doris will be sorely missed. 

Preceding Doris in death are her parents, Bud and Izora Mercer; her husband Adolphus “Snooky” Maedgen; and two brothers, Creath Mercer and Jimmy Mercer.

She is survived by her children, Vicki Cardinas and husband Lynn of Coleman, Karen Bartholomeo of San Angelo, and Bruce Maedgen of Valera; four grandchildren, Dana Cardinas, Salem Maedgen, Cameron Maedgen, and Christopher Maedgen; and four great-grandchildren, Bryson Maedgen, Piper Maedgen, Willow Maedgen, and Mila Maedgen.

The family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be made in memory of Doris to the Valera Cemetery Association, C/O Vicki Cardinas, 122 E. 24th. Street, Coleman, Texas 76834 or to Coleman Home Health and Hospice, 1214 S. Commercial Avenue, Coleman, Texas 76834.

We invite you to share fond memories and words of comfort and condolence with the Maedgen family by signing the virtual guestbook on Doris’s tribute page at  Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Maedgen family. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Doris Ruth (Mercer) Maedgen, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Doris Ruth (Mercer) Maedgen?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Doris's memory.


June 30, 2023

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Stevens Funeral Home
400 W. Pecan Street
Coleman, TX 76834

Graveside Service
July 1, 2023

10:00 AM
Valera Cemetery Pavilion


© 2023 Stevens Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility