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 www.rennerfh.com.
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.