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“Our prayers and blessings to you at this time of grieving. The Cornils family has made a donation to St. John's in Doris's name. She is a special...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Peg Cornils Luke - Nashville, TN

“Doris was such a lovely lady. She always made the loss of someone much easier with her kind words and a smile that helped heal. I was just at a...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kim Kent - MILLEDGEVILLE, IL

“Your mom was a big part of my life as a member of Luthe League in the early 70s. She was smart ,compassionate,cheerful. Always willing to help any of...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff Hankins - Salt Lake City, UT

“I am sure Doris will be greeting new heavenly angels with gusto at the golden gates.She was a mutual Home Extention member and always willing to...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon/Rock Gentry - Sterling

“Doris was a joy to know! Her smile & laugh made me feel good! Always a great member of church! She will be sorely missed! ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Anita Carl - Sterling, IL

“Doris was warm, engaging and irrepressible. When I close my eyes I can see her smile and hear her voice, and her laugh! Her energy always made her...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Ellen Cooperrider - Jacksonville, FL

“Always looked forward to seeing Doris. Knew her most of my life from seeing her at stores where she worked at to McDonald Funeral Home. Always had a...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bradley Popejoy SR - Sterling, IL

“I was cry sorry to hear about your mom, I have great memories of her throughout my life. She was a funny energetic woman, she will be missed. From my...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Connie White (Tiemann) - Friend

“So many great memories Doris' family. Dawn and family - my deepest sympathy ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Linda VanDerLeest VanDerLeest - IL

“My heartfelt condolences to this family for their loss. May God keep you strong in the days and weeks ahead. Always remember that if she is in your...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Tammy Hamilton - Friend

“Doris was such a wonderful woman. Her smile warmed your heart. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Brandon Miller-Guss - Bettendorf, IA

“Doris started going out wth me my sister Cindy and Sally on New Years Eve and we would go to the show in our PJ'S then we would go back to Sally's...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Kuehl - Morrison - Friend

“She was always smiling and friendly, I will always remember her in the Dress Billboard......lived by us on west 6th, we always talked. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Repass - Fort Myers, FL

“So sorry to hear of Doris's passing. I have known her for many years from the 20 years I worked at St. John's and seeing her as a greeter at the...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Marlene Lenaburg - Rock Falls, IL

“My thoughts and Deepest Sympathy to all of you. I was Blessed to have met her and Laughed with her! ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn (Rohlik)Forbes - Yorkville, IL


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Doris M. Smith, 82 of Sterling died Wednesday March 27, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home after a brief illness.

She was born on September 15, 1936 in Sterling the daughter of Arthur P. and Lillian (Lott) Doty and was a 1954 graduate of Sterling High School. She married Leslie L. Smith on March 10, 1957 in Sterling. He died August 28, 2009.

Doris had worked retail at the downtown Walgreen's store in Sterling and later at the Kmart Store in Sterling. For over 15 years and up until her death, she had worked at the McDonald Funeral Homes as a greeter and as an assistant to the funeral directors and families

Doris was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling where she was active in WELCA, Morning Circle, served as a Sunday School Teacher, had served on several Church committees and helped in the past with youth group. Doris had served on the board of Lutheran Brotherhood Tri County branch 8407; had been a past 4H leader, Cub Scout leader. She was an active member of the Red Hatters. Doris enjoyed weaving baskets, cross-stitching, making chocolates for family and friends and working about in her yard.

Survivors include her son Mark L. (Sonya R.) Smith of Sterling; two daughters: Dawn M. Smith of Hillsdale and Debra Borling (John Hamann) Bloomington, IL; six grandchildren: Eric (Annie) Borling, Karl Borling, Ashley (Ted) Swanson, Jessica Douglas, Kayla (Chris Evans) Smith and Scott Smith; four great grandchildren; a special great granddaughter Gigi; three brothers: Thomas Doty, Donald (Barbara) Doty, and Terry (Mary) Doty; and Special friend Sally Hendricks.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Leslie and a sister in law Barbara Doty.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 2, 2019 from 9 – 11 AM at St. John Evangelical Church in Sterling. The funeral will follow at 11 AM in the church. Private family burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rock River Hospice and Home or St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church.