Doris J. McMahan Waller, 88, of Augusta, IL formerly of Carthage, Il died at 6:26 pm Wednesday March 24, 2021 in the home of her daughter, Darilyn, in Augusta, IL.
She was born on July 20, 1932 in Quincy, IL the first child of Virgil and Opal Marshall McMahan. She was first married to Robert W Coleman on November 30, 1951 in Virginia, IL, they divorced. She later married C. Mel Waller on April 13, 1987 in Las Vegas, NV. He preceded her in death on July 16, 2002.
Doris was a 1950 graduate of Maplewood High School in Camp Point, IL and a graduate of the Gem City Beauty Academy in Quincy, IL. She first worked as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell Telephone in Quincy and Bowen, IL and later for Contel Telephone in Carthage, IL. She retired in 1994 from Methode Electronics in Carthage, IL. Doris was a past member of the Bowen Christian Church and was a current member of the Burnside Christian Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed shopping, she had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed joking around with her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Darilyn Coleman of Augusta, IL 3 grandchildren Lance (Paige) Hiland of Augusta, Il, Larissa Hiland of Augusta, IL and Lacei Jo Coleman of Coatsburg, IL, three great-grandchildren, Sofia Burton and Ridley and Reed Hiland, a sister, Donna Cleven of Grabill, IN, a sister-in-law, Carol McMahan of Clarence Center, NY and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Daryl L. McMahan, a brother-in-law, Ronald Cleven and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday March 27, 2021 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL by Rev. Mark Nichols. Burial will be in Graymount cemetery in Coatsburg, IL. Visitation will be held from Noon until the time of services. Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice, Hearts of Hancock County Humane Society or the Burnside Christian Church.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.
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