Doris McCarkel

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Doris E. McCarkel, nee Beese, 91, of Belleville, IL, born January 2, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. McCarkel worked as a census taker for the U.S. Government before her retirement.  She was a member of the Quail Club and the Stag Brewery Retirees Club.  She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, and she volunteered a good deal of time to various organizations at the church.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth R. McCarkel, who died on February 1, 1994; her parents, John Beese III and Lorena, nee Young, Beese; a sister, Drucilla Zink; a son-in-law, David Schaefer; and a great-grandson, Dylan Kernan.

Surviving are four children, Patricia Schaefer of Belleville, IL, Bonnie (Nick) Orsa of Belleville, IL, Sandy (Rocky) Moore of Belleville, IL, and Kevin McCarkel (fiancée, Kim) of Belleville, IL;
eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Patrick) Kernan, Scott (Melissa) Schaefer, Kelly (Chris) Beggs, Jodi (Ryan) Barr, Samantha Moore (fiancé D. J. Parr), Shannon (Steve) Warchol, Chelsea (Mike) Falk, and Erin McCarkel (friend, Connor Hazlett);
seven great-grandchildren, Kayla and Connor Kernan, Hadley Schaefer, A.J. and Alex Beggs, and Collin and Emma Barr;
former daughter-in-law, Diane McCarkel;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Herbert Schafale officiating

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


4 Comments on Doris McCarkel

Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Ben Brown at 618 624-8007. If unable to reach either one, you may call our alternate, Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Linda said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2018 at 3:14 PM

Pat and family I was so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May God Bless and grant all of you peace at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Forsyth
  • I'll.
Deb and Wayne MacDonald said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2018 at 1:32 AM

Pat and Family, Our thoughts are with you during this tough time. She certainly had a wonderful long life and I'm sure you have so memories. Keep them close to your heart. Love, Deb and Wayne

  • Stevens Point
  • WI
Jean Deitz said : Guest Report Dec 30, 2017 at 10:50 PM

Pat and family- we are so sorry about the loss of your Mom. Rob and I are with Nicole and Matt- helping to babysit for their kids. We will not be home until Friday the 5th. Betty sent me the Obituary. Please accept our deepest sympathy and know how much we care. Jean

  • Belleville
  • Il

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