It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Ms. Doris Maxine Dodson, age 84, of Quebeck.
Our loving mother, grandmother, and friend passed away, on Sept. 13, 2022, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones.
Doris was born in Walling, and she was employed at the Doyle Shirt Factory and Mallory Controls for many years.
She is survived by her brother, Bill Dodson (MaryLinda), and was the beloved mother of Rita Dodson, Mike Dodson (Kathy), and Lisa McBride (Michael); the proud grandmother of Lorie Robbins (Arthur), Debbie Turner (Stacy), Ashley Humphrey, Micha Simmons (Bryan), Aaron McBride (Amy), Matthew McBride, Sarah McBride, and Caleb McBride.
Her legacy will live on through her great-grandchildren, Carlie Robbins, McKinzi Turner, Ethan Turner, Addie Humphrey, Silas Simmons, Josie Simmons, Brittney Carpenter, Billy Carpenter (Taitum), and Audrey Colwell.
She also was blessed to have four great-great-grandchildren, Westen O'Connor, Karson Austin, Karter Austin, and Aiden Tripp.
Throughout her life, she was surrounded by the love of multiple nieces, nephews, cousins, and some very special friends, including John David Templeton, Marie Savage, and Marion Gooch.
Doris lived a very beautiful life dedicated to her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Dodson; her parents, Plumer and Zella Dodson; brother, Jim Dodson; and sister, Helen Bennett.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Doris, and she had such a love for gardening and flowers, spending time in the kitchen creating wonderful meals or desserts for family and friends and sewing for her children. She was highly skilled in landscape painting, ceramics, and various crafts. She also enjoyed reading, loved watching her favorite game shows, playing rook or rummy with friends and family, and often was found playing a board game or putting in that last piece of a puzzle with her grandchildren.
Doris loved playing the lottery and scratch-offs and absolutely savored drinking a Coke while eating her favorite pizza. But most of all, she loved her family and friends and enjoyed their visits or time with each of them. She helped to instill good values in her children and grandchildren that served them well and helped to ensure her legacy continues in their daily lives.
She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
A celebration of Doris' life will be held at a later date for family.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, and they encourage everyone to treasure each day with your loved ones.
Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.