Marjorie L. Dorris
Marjorie L. Dorris, 82, of Mt. Vernon died 11:20 a.m. 
May 22, 2006, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital 
in Mt. Vernon. 

She was retired from employment as a cook for the 
Jefferson County school system for many years. 

Mrs. Dorris was born Feb. 12, 1924, in Jefferson County 
to William and Flora (Finley) Skelton. She married 
Delmar W. Dorris July 13, 1940, in St. Louis; he survives. 

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the chapel 
at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. The Rev. Bruce 
Gordan will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Memorial 
Gardens in Woodlawn. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. 
Saturday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Dorris is survived by her husband, Delmar W. Dorris of 
Mt. Vernon; a son, Don Dorris and wife Claudia of Mt. Vernon; 
a daughter, Sue Ann Elliott of Warren; five grandchildren, Randy 
Dorris and wife Karen of Tucson, Ariz., Pamela Elliott of Monroe, 
Wis., Todd Dorris of Mt. Vernon, Cindy Elliott of Monroe, Wis., 
and Jody Woodward and husband Rob of St. Louis; four 
great-grandchildren, Amber Dorris of O'Fallon, Zachary Dorris and 
wife Amanda of Shiloh, Tiffany Elliott of Monroe, Wis., and Lucas 
Dorris of Mt. Vernon; two great-great-grandchildren, Benjamin Dorris 
of Shiloh and Piper Bird of Monroe, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Steven Elliott; 
four brothers; and five sisters. 

Mrs. Dorris was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon, 
the Wesley Methodist Quilters, the Jefferson County Home Extension and 
was active in the Girl Scouts. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to Wesley United Methodist 
Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to 
Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements 
have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may 
call 242-3348 or visit for further information.

Date: 26 May 2006
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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