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Curry, Doris E.

d. February 26, 2011

Doris E. Curry, age 72, of Williamsville, formerly of Sherman and Buffalo passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011 at Heritage Manor in Springfield after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by daughters; Brenda (Mark) Esker of Williamsville, Allison (Mike) Kepler of Omaha NE, and son; Michael (Rita) Curry of Riverton, brothers; Delbert (Linda) Weidhuner and Ronald (Karen) Weidhuner both of Athens, Fred Jr. (Helen) Weidhuner of Greenview, and a sister Evelyn (Roger) Beeler of Normal. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason, Ashley (Fiancee Dustin Constant), Casey Esker, Erika & Cassidy Kepler and Joey & Meg Curry. Doris was born April 14, 1938, in Athens, IL the daughter of Fred & Lena Miller Weidhuner. She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother William Weidhuner, and her sisters Gloria Felton & Katherine Peddicord. Doris married Charles Curry in 1956, and then later divorced but remained friends. She was a co-owner of Curry’s Super Way in Williamsville. Doris was a member of the Williamsville Christian Church. She enjoyed coming to watch the Esker grandchildren play in various sports at Williamsville Schools. She was very proud of her Bullet Athletes.She was proud of her Esker Grandsons serving in the Air Guard and prayed daily for them as they served tours of duty overseas. She relished the thought of her Ashley entering the teaching profession. She was looking forward to seeing Ashley being married this May and will be there in spirit watching over the ceremony. She enjoyed traveling to Omaha, NE where she took great pride in watching her granddaughters Erika Rachael and Cassidy Rose at their dance recitals, school plays, and several soccer games. She enjoyed volunteering her time with the Mid-State Kart Club and was extremely thrilled to witness the start of her Grandson Joey’s racing career at Mid-State Raceway. Through her valiant fight with cancer she was able to witness the birth of her last grandchild, Mary Elizabeth Grace, whom she affectionately called Meg. She will especially miss her special companion, Molly, the lab who always was by her side as she spent time recovering at her daughter’s house. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 28, 2011 from 5:00 PM until time of service at 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens, IL. Pastor David Beals will be officiating. Memorials can be made to Williamsville or Buffalo Fire Departments.


  1. Brenda – I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. To all of the family of Doris my heart goes out to you all she was a great lady i have many many memories of her since she lived next door to grandma and grandpa for years. She was a great friend to them and us. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Rita & Mike, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know the feeling of your loss. I lost my Mother exactly 4 years ago Friday of cancer also. I can tell you it dies get easier as the time passes but you will forever have your memories of her to cherish. Remember the great times and remember that she is at Peace. Connie & Terry Teel

  4. Allison, Brenda, Mike and all the extended family, I am very sorry for your loss and pray that God lays healing hands on you all. Your mom/grandmother/mother-in-law was a very special person and will be missed. I couldn’t imagine she gave up too easily and that only makes her loss harder but her strength will perservere in all of you and she will have a constant smile on her face while watching over you all.

  5. Dear Curry Family,

    Just would like to extend to you my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your mother. She will be so much missed by you all. Sorry.

  6. Brenda and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was always very nice to our family. Be assured that she is in a much better place now and without pain. God’s promise of being with her again someday will give you much comfort. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in this difficult time.

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