Mrs. Lyke attended High Mount Elementary School and graduated from Belleville Township High School – Class of 1937. She worked as a domestic engineer until she retired. Doris was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Daughters of Isabella, and a District 118 mentor at Jefferson Elementary School, Belleville, IL. She volunteered as a reader for MindsEye at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Doris was a faithful member of St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and coordinator of meals for the Diocesan Christmas Dinner. Mrs. Lyke confessed a hope in Jesus Christ and demonstrated her faith through her actions.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Gilbert H. Lyke, whom she married on January 17, 1941, and who died on December 17, 2002; her parents, George and Sophie, nee Jarrett, Reynolds; and three brothers, Eulis Reynolds, George Ellis Reynolds, and James Reynolds.
She leaves to cherish her memory her three children, William S. Lyke, Virgil E. (Betty) Lyke, Doris Ann (LeRoy) Isbell;
a daughter-in-law, Beverly Lyke;
seven grandchildren, William Jr. (Tracy) Lyke, Stephanie (Randy) Higgins, Michael (Jenn) Lyke, Christopher Lyke, Andrea Isbell, Jason Isbell, and Leah (Derricus) Woods;
nine great-grandchildren, Armon Wallace, Maxwell Lyke, Isaiah Lyke, Andrew Lyke, Alexander Higgins, Josiah Isbell, Iyanna Woods, Deriyah Woods, and Jackson Woods;
and a host of friends and family and the wonderful staff and employees at the Beatitudes Senior Living Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Doris Lyke’s name, to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. James Voelker officiating.
Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.