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Doris Joanne Walker

March 1, 1938 ~ June 19, 2021 (age 83)


Doris Joanne Walker, 83, of Lafayette Tennessee, formerly of Philo passed away at 6:37 p.m. on June 19, 2021 at her home.

Doris was born in Tuscola, Illinois on March 1, 1938 the daughter of William Floyd Vice and Lorene(Martin) Wright and step-father Gershem Wright.  She married Ronald Gustafson Sr. and he passed away on 7/25/1979. She married Donald Wallace Walker and he passed away on 5/25/2009.

She is survived by her sons- Ricky Gustafson and Ronald(Gayle) Gustafson Sr.; daughters- Ginger Gustafson and Kandy(Jeff)Woodcock; grandchildren- Jasen Gustafson, Joshua Gustafson, Ronnie Gustafson, Ryan Gustafson, Travis Woodcock, Jarrad Woodcock, Shane Woodcock, Heath Woodcock; stepdaughter- Nancy(Mark) Lyman; stepson- John Walker; special friend and care giver Fred Bylsma. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, husband.

Doris was a homemaker and ADA Advocate. She was a member of the Regional Human Rights Authority for the Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission. She was a member of First Wesleyan Church in Urbana. She was a birdwatcher, gardener, painter, and hobbyist.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 25 at Renner- Wikoff Chapel, 1900 Philo Road, Urbana, Il. 61802. Pastor Amber Coulter will be officiating. Burial will follow at Locust Grove Cemetery, Philo, Illinois. Visitation is from 11-1:00 p.m. on June 25. Memorials may be made to Cancer Research of your choice. Condolences may be made to

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