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Doris Marie BEERUP

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Doris Marie Beerup

WAVERLY, IL - Doris Marie Beerup, 90, died at St. John's Hospice in Springfield on Sunday evening, April 6, 2014.

She was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Waverly, Ill., daughter of the late George B. and Nora E. Thompson Dorwart. Doris married John C. Beerup on Feb. 27, 1945, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Waverly. He survives.

Also surviving are five sons, two daughters, 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Rose Dorwart Huson; and her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Morgan.

Doris graduated as an RN from St. John's nursing school in 1944. She worked as a nurse for 12 years at Gottlieb Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill. She spent many years as a private nurse in patients' homes.

Her Catholic faith was very important to her and she was a devoted church goer. John was, and is in eternity, the love of her life. They celebrated their 69th anniversary their last night at home together. Doris was a gentle loving soul and she will be so missed by all.

A luncheon gathering, to celebrate her life and to share memories of Doris, will be held at the St. Sebastian Catholic Church basement in Waverly, Ill., at noon on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Memorials may be made to Waverly Library c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, IL 62692.

Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at airsman-hires.com.



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