Doris R. Clanton Holshouser, nee Croissant, 92, of Granite City, Ill., born July 24, 1923, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away at 11 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016, at Granite Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Doris was a daughter of the late Emil and Alice, nee Wilson, Croissant and was the last of 11 children. She married Eugene Clanton on May 29, 1947, in East St. Louis and he passed away Nov. 24, 1974. She later married Ralph Lee Holshouser Jr. on August 24, 1982, in Honolulu, Hawaii and he passed away on March 2, 2015. After their marriage they lived in Anna, Ill., for 20 years while maintaining property for the Haas family. She had worked many years as a butcherette for A&P Grocery in East St. Louis and also as a clerk at Schermer's Men's Wear in Granite City. She enjoyed her days sewing, working with crafts, fishing, gardening and shopping. Doris will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.
In addition to her beloved husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Laycock; great-grandson, Drew Laycock; two sisters, Virginia Richards and Wilhelmina Fuller; six brothers, Emil "Butch" Croissant, Kermit Croissant, Clifford "Gip" Croissant, Adrian Croissant, LeRoy Croissant and Harold Croissant and two infant siblings.
Surviving are a granddaughter and her husband, Leslie and Terry Crook of Troy, Ill.; a grandson and his wife, William and Amy Laycock of Marine, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Kile Crook and William and Bryce Laycock; son-in-law, William R. Laycock of Granite City; stepson and his wife, Terry and Jacqueline Holshouser of Lexington, Mo.; sister-in-law, Winnie Kane of Belleville; niece and nephews and their spouses, Brenda and Ron Weckman of Granite City, Kermit Croissant of Fairview Heights, Adrian and Norma Croissant of Belleville, Dale and Linda Croissant of Freeburg, Victor and Liz Croissant of Belleville and Dennis and Frances Croissant of Fairview Heights; great-niece, Keri Haefner; great-nephew, Greg Weckman; and other extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the
and may be accepted at the funeral home. www.irwinchapel.com
Visitation: In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016,, at the funeral home with Chaplain Thomas Nadelin officiating. Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 13, 2016