Doris Mae Lemaire, 92, of Danville, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Hawthorn Inn in Danville, surrounded by her loved ones. Visitation will be from 11-1pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. Services will be at 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 19th at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Adam Harmon officiating. Following services, Doris will be laid to rest in Spring Hill cemetery beside her husband Robert.
Doris was born on April 12, 1927 in Danville, Illinois to Edward and Della Mae (Preau) Hargan. She attended Douglas Grade School and Danville High School, graduating in 1945, and going on to attend Brown Business College. In her younger years, Doris was President of the PTA at Roselawn Elementary School, an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, a member of The Junior Women’s Club of Danville, and was a Brownie leader during her girls’ time in the troop. She and her husband Bob enjoyed supporting Danville Tennis, Danville Symphony Orchestra, local Red Mask plays, and The Balloon Classic. They could be found at almost every Illini Football and Basketball game, as well as every Danville Symphony Orchestra concert, as they were season ticket holders to all three. The two enjoyed ballroom dancing and country western dancing, and the exhibits and art of Florida, Michigan, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Both Doris and Bob were so proud of Danville, and enjoyed watching it grow and thrive. Doris also helped Bob operate the Lemaire Sign Company, doing books and payroll, until it closed in 2000.
Doris married Robert Lemaire on June 22, 1947, and the couple shared almost 66 years of marriage before his passing on March 2, 2013. She leaves behind her daughters: Nancy (William “Jim”) Kuras and Lou Ann (Chris) Lemaire-Pyle; grandchildren: Amy (Mark) Toler, Jenny (Derek) Coon, Brett (April) Kuras, and Leo (River Middaugh) Lemaire-Pyle; 8 great-grandchildren: Austin, Joshua, Ty, Kylee, Brady, EllyAsa, Annaleah, and Kaisson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob, her sister: Freda Taylor, her brothers: Leo, Leslie, George, and Louis Hargan, and many beloved pets throughout the years.
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