Doris Smith of Valier, IL formerly of Hymera, IN passed away on November 8, 2014.
She was born January 7, 1932 to Ossi and Irene (Reynolds) Gadberry.
Doris loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She would have done anything for them.
She loved cooking and making chicken and dumplings for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Every Sunday they would want chicken and dumplings. Even though Doris was born crippled she never let that stop her from doing what others could do. She would climb trees, ride bicycles, and even ride a push scooter when she was young. She and her husband raised three children. She loved to sew, she was an excellent seamstress. She made all of her girl’s clothes as they were growing up. She loved to paint pictures and portraits. She once painted a tiger and entered it into the DuQuoin State Fair and won 2nd place. She and her husband were married 55 years before he passed in 2005, she was a member of the Valier First Baptist Church and she loved her church family.
She is survived by her two daughters Cheryl and Phil Hulen of Kernersville, NC and Theresa and John Smith of West Frankfort, IL, five grandchildren Lisa Smith of Carbondale, IL, Lorie and Shane Frank of Valier, IL, Jared and Audrey Hulen of Fort Mill, SC, Jeremy and Emiley Hulen of Belews Creek, NC, Justin and Megan Hulen of Kernersville, NC, she is also survived by nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and her little dog Darcey.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Otis Smith, one son Ron Smith and one brother.
Services will be on Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Valier First Baptist Church, with Rev. Harl Ray Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Valier. Visitation will be on Monday November 10, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. There will also be visitation at the church on Tuesday November 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m..
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Valier First Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral Home.
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