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Doris F. Garvey, 93, of Sycamore, Illinois, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb.
Born November 7, 1923, in Darlington, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Thomas and Marion (Dempsey) Schockley.
She married Russell R. Garvey on September 27, 1941, in Dalington, where they farmed for a number of years. They moved off the farm, to Monroe, Wisconsin, and later in 1952 to Malta, where they raised their three sons. Doris worked for Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney, and later worked for DeKalb School District in food service, retiring in 2006 after 26 years in service.
Doris was a member of Sycamore Women of the Moose for more than 30 years and a Star Recorder for Women of the Moose. Doris loved to play cards with her friends on the night of the Moose Club. Doris also belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W. Doris loved it when her grandkids would come to her home so she could spoil them with treats.
Doris is survived by her son, Richard (Jane) Garvey of Sycamore; sister, Annis Maass; grandchildren, Kara (Keith) Helmlinger, Kami Garvey, Misty (Teddy) Mescall, Phil (Stacy) Klein Jr., Shane Troutvetter, Todd Troutvetter and Nicholas Garvey; 15 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bud; parents; sons, Jack and Jerry; sisters, Edith and Hildred; and brother, Wesley "Bud" Shockley.
The family would like to thank everyone who helped to make Mom's last day as comfortable as possible, the administrative staff, nurses, aides, Dr. Thornton, Dr. Patel, Dr. Berry, and the people in Food Service. Thank you so much; we will miss her!
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Olson Funeral Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., following visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore. The Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell will officiate.
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  1. Beverly West

    So sorry about your mom she truly was a great lady, we had some fun times at the beauty shop . I also remember her taking care of our dogs one weekend for Rob and I, I also remember when we went to Galena on the gambling boat . She was a lot of fun , will miss her dearly, our thoughts are with all of you .

  2. Kaye Dinsmore

    Dick and family - so sorry to read of your Mother's passing. She was indeed a very special lady. Of course I remember her from our school days, but our paths crossed many time through the Moose club. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have moved back to Malta. After my Mom passed away, I bought her home and moved back to where I started. My sympathy to you and your family Kaye Gommel Dinsmore

  3. Kara

    Gramma, I have many many memories of you and Grampa. Your house always smelled of your wonderful cooking and baking and you always had special treats for us grandkids. My 2 most favorite memories were when I was a young girl and you were in the kitchen and Grampa came running up behind you and grabbed your arms and you started to polka in the kitchen. You were both laughing and loving in that spontaneous moment and it's forever in my mind. My 2nd favorite memory and you didn't do this very often, usually only when we asked is when you would yodel. I remember being so mesmerized by the sound coming from you and for years I would try to mimick you. It was a well hidden talent that I was ever so thankful you shared with us. You were a great lady and you will be missed. Love you go hit the heavenly dance floor with Grampa...Hugs!

  4. ron jossendal

    Have many fond memories of Doris.

  5. Joe Roguska

    Kara. my thoughts are with you.

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