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Doris Mae Slocum, 89, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 6:58 A.M. Monday, October 1, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Illinois.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Heyworth Christian Church, Heyworth, Illinois, with Pastor Peter Hopkins officiating. There will be a luncheon served in the fellowship hall after the service. After the luncheon, friends and family are invited to the Carl E. Miller American Legion Post 624, Heyworth, Illinois, to share stories.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the McLean County Humane Society, the Carl E. Miller American Legion Post 624, Heyworth, Illinois, or the Heyworth Christian Church.

 

Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Mrs. Slocum was born April 21, 1929, in Colfax, Illinois, to Homer and Mabel Catherine Gilbert Munster. She married Thomas Hash Jr. and later married James Slocum.

 

She is survived by her one son, Ronald Thomas Hash of the Philippines; one daughter, Peggy (Dreux) Lewandowski of Decatur; three stepsons, James, Hank and Todd Slocum; four grandchildren, Caitlyn (Casey) Marlow of Palm Bay, FL, Shaylyn (Lewis) Schall of Decatur, Braylynn Miller of Heyworth, and Sahra Ashley of Australia; eight great-grandchildren, Maliyah, Colton, Lydia, Brookelyn, Emmilyn, Lacielyn, Madilyn, and Isabella; Jane Schmid and Jennifer Schmid were also a large part of her life.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; parents; a stillborn son; and three sisters, Dorothy Peasley, Betty Lush and Audrey Heck.

 

Doris was a member of the Heyworth Christian Church and the Carl E. Miller American Legion Auxiliary Unit 624, Heyworth, Illinois. She joined the auxiliary in 1984, and served the unit in many ways including serving as President in 2000 and from 2009 to 2012.

 

She held many jobs including lunch monitor at the Heyworth High School, Little Folk, Bloomington, and Sakcrete Concrete in Heyworth. She was also a large influence in her granddaughter, Madilyn Miller’s life. 

 

Doris was a wonderful mother and grandmother and mother to her pets. She enjoyed arts and crafts and sewing. Doris had a great heart.

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