Felicia LeAnne Doll

Felicia LeAnne Doll (Frey) age 34 passed away on May 18, 2019 at 11:45 am. She was born May 2nd, 1985 in Carbondale, Illinois, the daughter of Craig Frey and Rhonda Kathalynas (White). She married Steve Doll on September 8th, 2012. Felicia was a 2003 Graduate of FCHS and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Maryville University in 2008.

She is survived by her husband Steve of St. Louis, MO; parents Rhonda and Marty Kathalynas of Benton, IL and Craig Frey of Stiritz, IL;grandparents Linda White of West Frankfort, IL, Jerri Frey of Little Rock, AR, and Gene Kathalynas of West Frankfort, IL; siblings, Steven Frey (Sean Weber) of Indianapolis, IN, Marty (Racheal) Kathalynas of Benton,IL, Scott (Amanda) Doll of Pocahontas IL, Brian (Mariah) Doll of Fort Wayne, IN, Stephanie Doll of Pocahontas IL and Aly (Joel) Leibow of Phoenix, AZ; nieces, Raelyn, Kylie, Hannah, Penelope, and Adaline; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins whom she loved dearly. She was proceeded in death by her grandfather, Royce White and her grandmother, Sue Kathalynas.

Felicia loved her job as an OT, working with the geriatric population she lovingly called her “old’s.” While working as an OT, her trusty sidekick Clyde (her Golden Retriever) accompanied her and helped to keep her patient’s company.

A love of dogs ran throughout her life, from her childhood dog Sarge to her fur babies: Clyde and Gilbert. Felicia loved taking them to dog events like Easter Egg hunts, Mardi Gras Pet parades, Doodle Romps, and they were her constant companions to the end.

Felicia loved traveling, music, animals, and her family and friends. She spent long afternoons sitting outside with her family telling stories and “shooting the breeze” as her Papa would say. Felicia had a good sense of humor as those who loved her knew. She would often make jokes to lighten the mood or make others feel at ease even in the moments when her fight hit its lowest points.

In 2012, Felicia was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma and the fight of her life was on. Regardless of her own struggle with her disease, she was more concerned with putting others first. Two years into the progression of her disease, Felicia founded the STL Cure Sarcoma 6k run. The event was meant to bring people together whose lives were affected by sarcoma. In its first year, over 1,000 people attended and over $100,000 was raised to support research for both the Sarcoma Foundation of America and the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis Missouri. Since the event’s first year, STL Cure Sarcoma has raised over $750,000 and built a community of thousands who come together to celebrate sarcoma survivors and memorialize those whose fight has ended, all while raising money for research.

In her last years, Felicia became involved in a spiritual journey which inspired her to renew her faith. Growing up, her home church was Third Baptist in West Frankfort, IL, where she committed her life to Christ and was baptized. Felicia died at peace, knowing her Savior loved her, and knowing she would be with Him for eternity.

Visitation will be from 9 AM to 11 AM Wednesday May 22, 2019, with the funeral immediately following. Burial will be in the Denning Cemetery on the Orient Road. In lieu of flowers, Felicia wanted us to support her cause by donating to STL Cure Sarcoma. Donations will be accepted at the funeral home or you can send donations to:

STL Cure Sarcoma,
PO Box 300160,
St. Louis MO 63130.

Felicia had a well-known reputation to perfect the art of having a good time. There will be a Celebration of Life in the near future where friends and family can come together and share their memories, stories, laugh, eat, drink, and celebrate the love she had for all of us. The Celebration will be held in St. Louis, MO. Time and place to be determined.

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