Doris Edwards

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Doris E. Edwards, nee Alred, 92, of Belleville, IL, born February 21, 1925, in Murrayville, IL, died Friday, November 24, 2017, at Sycamore Village, Belleville, Il.

Mrs. Edwards graduated from Murrayville High School, where she was on the cheerleading squad.  Doris and Alfred were married on September 3, 1945, after Alfred returned from World War II in the Pacific. She spent the next 20 years raising Larry and Pat and being Dad’s faithful partner.  Later, Doris took a job as a supervisor of the bookstore at BTHS West and BTHS East, from which she retired after approximately 10 years.  After Dad retired from Civil Service at Scott Air Force Base, Mom and Dad put on many (Legendary) yard sales with goods gleaned and cleaned from multiple sales and auctions they enjoyed attending.  Later, Dad began a slow decline and Doris took good care of him until his death in 2011.  We will miss Mom’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes and white gravy, pecan pie, and lemon cake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred B. Edwards; her parents, Clifford C., and Lillian L., nee Israel, Alred; two brothers, Clifford L. Alred and James Alred; and three sisters, Margaret Edwards, Evelyn Alred and Betty Smith.

Surviving are a daughter, Patty K. Edwards of Belleville, IL;
a son, Larry E. (Elizabeth) Edwards of Oakland, CA;
two grandchildren, Rebekah and Amanda Edwards;
one great-grandchild, Georgeana;
a sister, Helen (William) Kilchenman of Gnadenhutten, OH;
and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Cari Frus officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



3 Comments on Doris Edwards

Michael & Cynthia Neff said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2017 at 9:49 PM

We would often stop and chat with Al & Doris as we walked our dogs by their house. Both were wonderful people and will be missed. Our condolences to their family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Nancy Beck said : Guest Report Nov 26, 2017 at 11:40 PM

Al and Doris were a wonderful couple and we were dear friends of theirs. They adopted us like we were family and treated my children like there grandchildren. We spent many wonderful days at their place and they were frequent visitors to ours. They were so good to our family and will be greatly missed. We love you, Nancy, Heath and Heather Beck

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Dana Edwards said : Guest Report Nov 26, 2017 at 6:42 PM

Aunt Doris had a smile and easy way about her ..I have sweet memories of our families would visit back and forth from Ohio to Illinois..I know Pat and Larry will miss her very much..

  • Sun City
  • Arizona

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