Doris Silvey

Doris Silvey
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Doris M. Silvey, nee Guest, 89, of Swansea, IL, born January 28, 1926, in Chester, IL, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at her home.

Doris was raised in Belleville, IL, and graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1943.  A retired executive secretary, she was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Circle at the church.  Mrs. Silvey was also a member of the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 31years, Wallace Silvey, whom she married in 1948, and who died in 1979; her parents, Thomas and Viola, nee Straub, Guest; her stepmother, Aurelia Guest; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Surviving are her dear friend and caregiver, Bob Flake of Swansea, IL;
her sister, Betty Estes of Belleville, IL;
and cousins, Sandra (Bill) McMahon of Littleton, CO,
Jeannie and Katie Guest, both of San Diego, CA,
Josh and Elizabeth Suter, their daughter, Charley Suter, and Abe Suter, all of Colorado,
and Dan Guest, Mike (Lisa) Guest, and Tom Guest, all of San Diego, CA.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Ronni Thornton of Heartland Hospice for her care of Doris.

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials are suggested to Heartland Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Patton officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For Doris Silvey

I have very fond memories of Aunt Doris. She was my glamorous Aunt who lived in a beautiful home and would take us dancing on the Admiral. She faithfully sent my four siblings and I Christmas money every year. To a little girl that ten dollars every year was a huge amount of money. Aunt Doris was also a precious example to me of how a wife loves her husband unconditionally. I love dancing to this day, and I think my Aunt Doris had something to do with that!

Mary Silvey Mays, Olathe, KS, 66062


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