Doris Woods 95, of Champaign passed away at 7:00 P.M. Friday May 28, 2021 at her home.
Graveside service will be held at Tuesday June 1, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood.
Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements.
Doris was born February 12, 1926 in Danville. The daughter of Otho Ray and Mary Florence Joiner.
during the great depression they moved to Oakwood. She graduated from Oakwood High School and attended Utterback and Brown Business College.
In 1950 Dorie married Earl Woker at the Oakwood Christian Church. They made their home in Russellville, AR. Earl and Doris had one son Kent in 1953.
In 1958 Dorie and Kurt moved to Danville. She worked in IBM at Lauhoff Grain and General Electric. In 1974 Dorie married Tom Woods in Nashville, TN. Mr Woods worked at the Old Hickory Dupont Plant as a Chemical Engineer. Upon retiring they moved to Hilton Head Island and built a home in Sea Pines Plantation and lived there 28 years. Until Mr. Woods passed away in 2002.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved grandmother Cinderella Joiner and Aunts Bertha and Irene Joiner. Her nephew; Jimmy, and David Ray and nieces Sara Lee Bailey. Also two brothers John and Harold (Jack) Ray. One sister Marion Bailey. Brother-in-law Wilbur and Sister-in-law Ethel Ray.
Doris is survived by her beloved son Kent (Tracyne) of St. Louis, MO. Nieces Mary Ann, Karen Sue, Gloria Jean, Dana, Betty Lou and Sally. Four nephews Jerry, Jackie, Charles and Eddie.
On Hilton Head, Tom and Doris joined the Sea pines Golf Club.
For many years Doris was a Volunteer at the Hilton Head Hospital, the Art League of Harbour Towne, the library and "Bargin Box". She was a member of Delta Theta Tau, a charter member of the "Island Singers" entertaining at nursing homes, local theaters and Christmas at "Harbour Towne." Once a year the singers joined the Eastern School of Music when they visted the island.
Doris loved music her love of classical music came from taking piano lessons at the Danville Symphony.
When younger she had singing and piano lessons. She was often asked to accompany singers but would rather sing. Thus her life long dream the Island Singers. Age had changed her voice, so she sang with the altos.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals.
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