Louise Dooley

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Louise Dooley, nee Presnell, 87, of Smithton, IL, born February 26, 1931, in East St. Louis, IL, died Friday, April 13, 2018, at her residence.

Mrs. Dooley was a homemaker and a secretary.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, the Smithton Senior Citizens Club, and the Smithton American Legion Post 937 Auxiliary.

Louise was preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 63 years, Leo F. Dooley, whom she married on March 14, 1953, and who died on February 15, 2016; her parents, Arthur P. and Inez E., nee Kirkley, Presnell; and two sisters, Wanda Lee Presnell and Doris M. Rainbolt.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters, Terry M. (Kandy) Dooley of Columbia, IL, Bruce A. Dooley of Smithton, IL, Michael P. (Julie) Dooley of Waterloo, IL,     Debra L. Schaepperkoetter of St. Libory, IL, and Sherri L. Mueller of Union, MO;
10 grandchildren;
nine great-granddaughters;
two great-grandsons;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, or in the form of masses.  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 Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating.  Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Smithton, IL.


5 Comments on Louise Dooley

Dawn Becker Schenewerk said : Guest Report Apr 18, 2018 at 1:11 AM

My Dear Childhood/Neighborhood friends, Lloyd and I send our sincere condolences. I am just now finding out of your mom's passing or I would have been there today to pay my respects in person. I have many good memories of your family and I cherish every one of those memories. Love, prayers and thoughts to each of you.

  • Imperial
  • Missouri
Terri Mersinger said : Guest Report Apr 17, 2018 at 3:10 PM

Sherri, I wish I could be with you & your family today; but I am praying for all of you & your mother. God Bless you all!

  • Troy
  • IL
Marilyn Huddleston said : Guest Report Apr 15, 2018 at 3:09 PM

Our deepest sympathy. Praying for the family. May all of your sweet memories of Louise help carry you through this diffcult time. Love n hugs, Bob n Marilyn

  • Waterloo
  • IL
Rick and Nancy Kern said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2018 at 7:34 PM

We are sending our condolences and praying for comfort as we knew the family very well ... an awesome legacy they have given their children and grandchildren. Blessings Rick and Nancy Kern

  • Columbia
  • IL
Chris C said : Guest Report Apr 14, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Sending our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you to cope and endure this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3)

  • Flint
  • Michigan

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