MORTON - Ellen Doss, 69, of Morton, formerly of Peoria, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at 6:30 a.m. at Washington Christian Village in Washington.
She was born June 14, 1944, in Peoria to Alvin William and Blanche Lavonne (Hanson) Parker. She married Ronald Edward Doss on Feb. 18, 1965, in Peoria.
Ellen is survived by her two daughters, Lisa Doss of Peoria and Kelli Doss of Morton; brother, Charles Parker of Minneapolis, Minn.; one niece; and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Brian; daughter, Jill Romanek; two granddaughters, Jillian and Ellen; brother, Norman; and sister, Gloria.
Ellen last worked as an office manager for Village Buick in Morton.
She was a member of North Sheridan Baptist Church in Peoria.
Ellen enjoyed traveling, coffee with friends, and her Red Hats Club. She had a passion for helping various animal shelters in the area.
However, her truest happiness and devotion was to her children. "My girls this. . .or my girls that. . ." would be most commonly heard in conversation with her. As proud as she was of them, no kids could ever have been more proud of their mom. Family is everything and every day is a gift. She will be forever missed.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be private. Burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date. The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria has been entrusted to arrange services.
Memorials may be made to TAPS or the
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com.