Doris Frances Doedtman (84) of Effingham


Published on February 24 2021 1:50 pm

Doris Frances Doedtman, 84, of Effingham, Illinois passed away at 6:22 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday March 6 at St. Mary’s Green Creek Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Toledo is assisting the family. Memorials in her name should be made to the Peace Meal of Cumberland County. Online condolences may be expressed by clicking here

Doris was born in a log cabin in Jackson Township, Effingham September 6, 1936 to Elmer and Laura (Connor) Jones. She married Norbert John Doedtman October 31, 1953 and he preceded her in death in 2013. Doris was a homemaker and was co-owner with her husband in Norb’s Carpet Service. She served for several years in the American Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered at the Second Hand Rose for several years and volunteered at the Life Center of Cumberland County. She was President of the American Legion Auxiliary for four years, an annual volunteer for Poppy sales for many years and along with her husband, was the recipient of the first Effingham Helping Hand Award given on Veterans Day.  In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards and dominoes with friends. 

Surviving are her children Wm Randy (Tammy) Doedtman, Dorothy Stewart, Dolores (David) Minardi, Vicki (Mike) Meyerholz, Karen (Ralph) Stewart, Carol (Dan) Collins, Brenda (Robert) Tucker, and Christopher (Jennifer) Doedtman; sister Patty Jones; 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Presley Jones and Calvin Jones and sister Bonnie Brackney and son-in-law Kelley Stewart.