After her loving husband of 52 years passed away in 1989, Doris began to attend dances at the Belleville senior center. It was here that she first met Earl James. Their friendship and love developed, and they were married on July 7, 1995.
The two of them loved life together for over 20 years. Attending dances and celebrations throughout Southern Illinois, taking short trips, and finding special places to eat.
Doris loved to listen to Earl play in the band and looked forward to being with friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Amolia Ackerman; brothers and sisters; husband, Roy Hayes, husband, Earl James; and a son-in-law, Paul Kuhl.
Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Kuhl; grandchildren, Randy Kuhl (Charlotte), Deborah A Kuhl, and Wendi L Young (Michael); great grandchildren, Alex Kuhl, Eric Kuhl, Kelci Holt (Alex), Tyler Young (Rachel), Emma Young, and Sydni Bozada.
Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Monday, March 4, 2019, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL,
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the funeral home with Reverend Michael Young officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mount Protestant Cemetery, Belleville, IL.