EAST PEORIA - Dorene Bell, 73, of East Peoria passed away at 12:45 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.
Dorene was born on Aug. 11, 1940, in Peoria, the daughter of Robert and Eleanor Doering Hall. She married L.J. Vires in 1956. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, James Lee (Eugenie) Vires of Vermont, Joey J. (Cathy) Vires of Glasford, Brenda (Michael) Barra of Peoria, Jerry Alan (Jean) Vires of Washington and Johnny D. Vires of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Hall of Peoria.
Dorene was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Glenda Tice.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mel Hasty Retirement Center in East Peoria.
Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to The Children's Hospital of Illinois.