MATTOON -- Marilyn Dolores (Warren) Doty, age 91, of Mattoon passed away at 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center surrounded by her family.
Funeral services honoring her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, 1601 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois 61938 with Pastor Ron Dickenson. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois 61938.
Marilyn was born on November 14, 1927 in Mattoon the daughter of James Leroy and Lois Mary (Powell) Warren. She married C. Richard “Dick” Doty on November 7, 1976. He preceded her in death on October 23, 2009.
Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Johns of Mattoon, IL; son, Kevin Pierce of Mattoon, IL; six grandchildren, Tiffany Johns, Amber (Troy) Carrell, Tyler (Brittney) Johns, Blake Pierce, Cole Pierce and Derek Pierce; great-grandchildren, Madison Carrell, Myles Carrell, Dalis Johns and Sloan Johns; special friend, Amber Potter.
In addition to her husband, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Daryl Pierce; and daughter-in-law, Cheri Pierce.
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Marilyn graduated from Mattoon High School in the class of 1945 where she was an active member of the MHS Drum and Bugle Corps. She loved the competitions that she participated in. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mattoon and a life-long member of the Champion Sunday School Class as well as a member of the Mary Circle at the church. She was also a 50 year member of the Elect Lady Chapter #49, Order of the Eastern Star and a 50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Marilyn was an active member of the Lone Elm Chapter of the American Business Women's Association for over 25 years where she held various positions. When her children were in elementary school, she belonged to the P.T.A. and served in various positions. Marilyn also belonged to the Women of the Moose and she enjoyed playing piano for their weekly meeting night for many years. Marilyn passed her love of the piano on to her great-granddaughter, Madison, who now has her great-grandmother's piano, and enjoys playing it. Madison and her great-grandmother shared a special bond. They visited often and Madison enjoyed applying make-up to her great-grandmother to make her “look pretty.” After graduation from high school, she started her working career at the First National Bank of Mattoon where she started as a secretary and later worked in the Trust Department. Marilyn worked part time in the City Clerk's Office in Mattoon for a short time. She then became an employee of the Coles County Treasurer's Office for over 30 years. Later in her career, Marilyn became the Chief Deputy Treasurer and she served under several different treasurers until her retirement in 1996. She was very proud her service to the county and over the course of her tenure there, she gained the respect of her co-workers and county board members. Marilyn enjoyed camping, fishing, and shopping with her friends. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family and friends.
She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
The family would like to say a special thanks to all Marilyn's caregivers over the years, especially those at Titus Manor and Copper Creek as well as the nurses and care partners at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation to all those who adopted her as their own and took good care of her.
Memorial donations in her honor may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home's Facebook page.