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Phyllis E. Doran

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 6:27 p.m. CDT

DWIGHT, Ill. — Phyllis E. Doran, 84, of Dwight, Ill., passed away at 1:31 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., with her loving family by her side.

Born Dec. 23, 1927, in Forrest, Ill., Phyllis was the daughter of Roy L. and Edith M. (Christoff) Wenger. She graduated from Forrest High School. In 1956, she married John F. Doran. He preceded her in death in 1959 at the age of 39.

When she was 17 years old, Phyllis worked with veteran's records for the federal government in Washington, D.C. She transferred to Hines Veteran's Administration Hospital and worked for the Dwight Veteran's Administration Hospital for more than six years.

She also worked for the federal government at the Ordinance Ammunition Commmand (OAC) for four years and Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency (APSA) for eight years. She was also employed in private industry as a bookkeeper and teller and worked for eight years for the Veteran's Assistance Commission of Grundy County. She also served for several years as a Grundy County Election Judge for Goodfarm Township.

Phyllis enjoyed gardening, shopping, playing Euchre and other games. She loved her pets.

Most of all, though, she loved her daughters, Kathy and Sheila. They lived and laughed and loved together, and she will be greatly missed. Her daughters loved her more then anything.

Survivors include her two daughters, Kathleen Phyllis (Elton L. Monson) Doran and Sheila Marie (Jack Gregory Jr.) Doran, both of Dwight; brother, Roy D. Wenger of Van Buren, Ark.; sister-in-law, Mildred Doran of Dwight; brother-in-law, Marvin H. Maurer of Naperville, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents; her husband, John; and a sister, Lois L. Maurer.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Dwight United Methodist Church with a one hour visitation prior to the service.

Burial will be at St. Paul's Cemetery, Odell.

Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, is in charge of arrangements.

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