Leona Faye Doty, 99, of Beecher City passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont surrounded by her loved ones. Faye was born May 24, 1917 in Loudon Township in Beecher City, the daughter of Oura E. and Minnie (Riley) Doty. She married William Wilson Doty on March 8, 1936 in Holiday. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1984. Faye was retired from the Illinois Glove Factory in Effingham. She enjoyed using her knitting machine, spending time at the Riverboats, bird watching and spending time with her grandchildren.
Faye is survived by her daughter JoAn M. Evans and son-in-law Robert (Bob) Devore of Beecher City, grandsons Bill (Myrna) Evans, Jeff (Georgia) Evans of Beecher City and Greg (Terri) Evans of Effingham, 15 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Wilson, son Danny, daughter Betty F. Devore, grandchildren Michael E. Evans, Cynthia L. Finfrock, Joseph G. Devore, great-grandchildren Joshua A. Stoneburner, Ashley M. Marquis and John Evans. A brother Eldo “Bud” and two sisters Fern Cain and Delva Doty.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City with Pastor Jay Bridges officiating. Burial will be in Beecher City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Beecher City Branch Library and the Beecher City Kluthe Center