Doris Smalley

October 16, 1923 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 97) 97 Years Old


Doris Smalley, 97 of Tolono passed away at 8:39PM, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Arbor Rose, Tolono.

Private graveside services will be held.  Freese Funeral Home, Tolono is assisting with arrangements.

Mrs. Smalley was born October 16, 1923 in Champaign County, a daughter to Jay and Edna Hartbank, Crannell.  She married LeRoy “Hoot” Smalley on December 30, 1943, he preceded her in death on July 16, 2004.

Surviving are two daughters; Cheryl (late husband Don) Empson of Urbana, and Carol Smalley of Villa Grove, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren and a brother.

She farmed with her husband all of her adult life.  In high school she worked at Roberson’s Department Store, Champaign and gave dance lessons.

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