Born: January 28, 1922 - Deceased: January 14, 2022
Doris B. Carter, nee Beardsley, 99, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, January 28, 1922, in Henry, IL, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022.
Doris grew up in Henry, IL where she quickly blossomed into the loving, dependable, adventurous, and kind woman we all know and love. It was because of these wonderful attributes that she was eventually offered the honor of serving as a member of the Steeleville City Council as well as the Library Board. She took immense pride in serving her community all those years. But, that was only one side of Doris. She also had a creative side which manifested through her exceptional woodworking and seamstress skills. From building cabinets to crafting bookcases, she never ceased to amaze. Doris also liked to say that she lived with “no filter”. She told you exactly what was on her mind. Due to this, you always knew where you stood with her and when she gave a compliment you knew it was genuine and sincere. She was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her:
Surviving are her:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the A.S.P.C.A www.aspca.org
Funeral: Private Family Services.
Grandmother was a very independent, strong, and intelligent woman. I always used to cherish visiting her at her home in Steeleville when I was a child which would often involve a get-together with more of the family. Her house and garden were always something to marvel at. One of my most tender memories was waltz dancing with her prior to my wedding. She was always very kind to me and amazed me many times throughout my life….more recently for example on how in her late 90s, she still insisted on doing so many things herself. I love her greatly, am happy that she lived so long, and will miss her more than I can adequately explain.
Auntie you will be missed! I recall as a little girl aunt Doris had an exceptional mind. Not only was she sharp she also had a quick whit. For a long time I was scared of her. I knew she would/could take on a bear and win!! Loved her dearly as I grew up. I knew there wasn’t anything once she made her mind up that she could not do! Somehow through the years I lost touch however re-established contact about nine years ago. These have been the most precious years. I felt we both loved and respected each other. The outstanding thing about auntie was no one could ever make her do anything she did not want to do!! No sweet talking or coercion had any effect on her decisions. The last time I saw her she was as sharp as a tack!!! We kissed each other with a gentle hug. I had a better life with auntie in it. May you walk with God in peace. Your work here on earth is finished. Til we meet again, love you forever!!! Barb
I love my mother very much. We both had very strong personalities and could often knock heads, but an hour later we would be a-okay. I actually think we were a lot alike in many ways. She was always a person that I could go to for advice and she was so intelligent. Whatever she would suggest I knew was for the best. My father told me when he was passing away “TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOTHER.” I ended up following through with his request and taking care of her because I LOVED her.
Doris Carter’s cremated remains are now located at her home in Belleville, Illinois. Due to the inclement weather, we will be holding off her burial joining her with her husband Ivan until (tentatively) 5 July 22 at Paradise Cemetery in Steelville, Illinois. For many years at her home nearby in July, it has been commonplace for many of the family to get together with Doris in the past. Hopefully, we can embrace that sense of family unity and fond memories in honor of a truly remarkable woman.