Doris Arnold

PEKIN - Doris Jean Arnold, 85, of Pekin, formerly of Marquette Heights, passed away at 12:56 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Mardell Manor in Pekin.

Born April 17, 1929, in Peoria to Clarence and Stella (Harmon) Hastings, she married Allen Arnold on Feb. 15, 1958, in East Peoria. He died Jan. 31, 1985.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Wade Joos; and one brother, Brant Williams.

Surviving are one daughter, Lisa (Rod) Joos of Marquette Heights; one son, Dale (Debi) Arnold of Washington; three granddaughters, Maria Gore of Florida, Laura (Derek) Stockle of Ellsworth and Olivia Arnold of Washington; and three great-grandsons, Ricky Gore, Christian Gore and Tyler Stockle.

There will be a gathering celebrating her life from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her daughter's home, 615 Joliet Road, in Marquette Heights. Per Doris' wishes, there will be no services and cremation will be accorded.

Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the .

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 23, 2014