Doris Searle

Doris SearleDoris Faye Searle, 87, of Metamora died at 11:40 a.m. May 30, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

She was born July 24, 1926, in Rushville, the daughter of Lawrence and Ada Logsdon Drawve.

Surviving are two sons, Philip (and Judy) Searle of Peoria and Stephen Searle of Pekin; six daughters, Joyce (and Jeff) Kice of Cape Coral, Fla., Carla (and Rick) Ragland of Demotte, Ind., Marla Searle of East Peoria, Pauline (and Tom) Bauer of Bloomington, Deborah (and John) Biddle of McLean and Michelle Searle Clark of Eureka; one brother, Everette (and Eileen) Drawve of Canton; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Drawve.

She retired from OSF Saint Francis College of Nursing as a housemother in 1994 after 15 years of service where she enjoyed working with her close friend Sister Ludgera, OSF.

She was a devoted Christian.

Graveside services were held Monday at Rushville City Cemetery. Burial followed. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 N. IL Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/4/2014

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