Doris June (Mindrup) Mayfield (1928 - 2016)

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Doris June Mayfield, 87, of Greenville went Home to her beloved Savior on Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016.
Her Homegoing service was conducted at First Christian Church in Greenville at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Burial was in Montrose Cemetery in Greenville. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the church.
Memorials: Southern Illinois Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or Greenville Central Christian Church. Young Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Mayfield was born on Aug. 18, 1928, in Mt. Olive, the daughter of Carl and Esther (Henschen) Mindrup. She married Lyle Mayfield on May 20, 1950 in Vandalia, and they enjoyed 62 years together; he preceded her in death on March 31, 2012.
Doris lived in Greenville for more than 50 years and for the past 3½ years has been a resident at Helia Healthcare Center.
She was well known for both her hospitality and her music. She and her husband, Lyle, sang and played folk music and entertained countless friends and family in their home and other venues. She wrote hundreds of songs and poems throughout her life.
Doris loved people and had a way of making everyone feel welcome. The most important things in her life were her faith, her family and her friends. Almost anyone she came into contact with became her friend, and many became her "adopted" family.
Doris was a member of the Central Christian Church in Greenville, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. She also had a nursing home ministry and reached out to the elderly in the community.
She unselfishly devoted herself to the needs of others and, most of all, to her family. Her loved ones have many special memories and "her children rise up and call her blessed." (Proverbs 31:28)
Survivors include a daughter, Lynda and her husband William Smith of Dallas, Texas; son, Layne Mayfield and his wife Brenda of Vandalia; special friends, Barbara and Martin Smith of Tamalco; grandchildren Ryan Smith and his wife Libbi, Marion Mayfield, and Nathan Smith and his wife Jessica; and great-grandson, Langston Joel Smith.
She is also survived by her brother, Bob Mindrup of Alhambra; and sisters, Lila Reckmann of Alhambra, IL Madeline and her husband Kenneth Eyman of Mulberry Grove, and Edna and her husband "Bud" Wiss of Vandalia; and her sister-in-law, Betty Mindrup of Assumption.
She was preceded in death by husband; parents; sister, Marie Thacker; brother, Harold Mindrup; and a son, David Mayfield.
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Greenville, IL 62246
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Published in The Leader-Union from Feb. 14 to Feb. 24, 2016