Doris Ellen Denam

Jun 27th, 1944 - Dec 29th, 2020

Visitation:

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Jan. 2nd, 2021 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Service:

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, Jan. 2nd, 2021 2:00 p.m.

Burial:

San Carlo Cemetery

Sat, Jan. 2nd, 2021

Doris Ellen Denam

Doris Ellen Denam, 76, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away at 10:48 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.

Doris was born on June 27, 1944 in Herrin, a daughter of Leroy and Julia Hines (Hemlock) Hook. She married Delbert Denam on March 31, 1990 in Herrin and he survives.

Doris spent her working years as a hairdresser. She retired after 40 years. She was a member of the First Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Delbert Denam of Herrin; three daughters, Jennifer (Scott) Dawson of Herrin, Penny (Charles) Carter of Bardwell, Kentucky, Stacy Wright of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Brandon Dawson, Nathan (Brittney) Dawson, Ariel (Dakota) Flowers, Kaylee Wallace, Alyxandra Wright; great-grandchildren, Madeline Dawson, Ryan Dawson, Gabrielle Flowers, Brantley Flowers, Emberlynn Flowers; two sisters, Jacky Brown of Herrin, Helen (Earl) Todd of Herrin; several nieces and nephews.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Karren Lenz.

Funeral services will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Dan Smith officiating. Burial will follow at San Carlo Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home on Saturday, January 2, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing is advised and the wearing of masks is required.

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8 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Margaret Corder

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2020

    Delbert and daughters, so sorry for your loss. I feel your pain because I just went through the same thing just one month ago. It leaves a hole in your heart. I met Delbert and Dodie when I went to church with them. She will always be in your hearts.

  • Guest: Marlene and Bob Simpson

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2020

    Delbert,
    Just know that our prayers and Love are with you!
    She was a good friend of mine .
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers..
    She loved her family and her church family.

    Marlene and Bob Simpson

  • Guest: Jerry & Sharon Owens

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2020

    Dodi, we will miss your humor at church and seeing you walk down to the altar for prayer. We will met again on the streets of Glory.

  • Guest: David Ward

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2020

    With great sadness I offer my prayers to the family. What a wonderful person we have lost. But soon shall be reunited.

  • Guest: Julie Meneese

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 31, 2020

    I’m not exactly sure what this world will be like without Aunt Dodie in it. She has been a part of my life for nearly 57 years. From spoiling me as a little girl, to giving me my one and only Farrah perm at 13, her presence has always been bold and apparent. She gave the best hugs and kisses every single time we crossed paths. Our family will never be completely the same without her, but we will be better because of her. Aunt Dodie…you were so loved. Thank you for being such an important part of our lives. I will hold all those Christmas Eve gatherings close to my heart, your laugh forever in my thoughts, and cherish my memories of you always. I miss you already.

  • Guest: Jon Neville

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: January 1, 2021

    Rest in piece Aunt Dode. I hope you and mom are shopping together once again. You will be greatly missed. I love you.

  • Guest: Karen Watson

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: January 2, 2021

    Condolences to the family. I knew Delbert and Dodie when I attended church with them.

  • Guest: Cheryl Ranchino Trench

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 2, 2021

    Jennifer and Scott and all of your family have my deepest sympathy. Your mother and I were in school together and attended Herrin First Christian Church. She was fun, talented and a good friend in our youth. May you have comfort in memories of her and may Doris/Dodie rest in peace as she goes on her eternal journey.