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Doris Janet Sloat of Marengo, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was born on January 6, 1931 in Virgil, IL to John and Mary (Berens) Stevens. She attended Belvidere High School. In 1957 she married Robert Sloat and together they had three children. Doris was employed as a waitress at Shady Lane Restaurant and Theatre for over 20 years. She was also employed as a crossing guard in Marengo for over 30 years. Her passions in life were her beautiful horses, her Dobermans, collecting primitive antiques, feeding birds and tending to her flowers in her yard.
Doris deeply loved her children Dana Silberhorn, Nick (Cathy) Sloat and Adrienne (Brad) Pollen. Known as "Gueema" and "GG" she was an important presence in the lives of her nine grandchildren, Amber (Emilio) Marquez, Sarah (C.J.) Homuth, Rachel Leigh, Peyton and Brent Sloat, Seth (Ashia), Luke, Joel and Max Pollen and six great-grandchildren Liam, Lena and Lydia Marquez, Landon Leigh, Jeremiah and Melody Pollen and her sisters, Mary Dittman and Catherine Whitchurch.
She was predeceased by her husband, Bob, her parents, and her siblings, Isabelle Stroup, Pat Stevens and Charlie Stevens. She always showed great love for all of her family. She brought so much laughter to us from the crazy things she would say or do.
A celebration of Doris' life will be held on Sunday, July 10 from 1 to 4pm at Joe's Place, 19716 E Grant Hwy, Marengo.
Donations may be made in Doris' memory to
Arrangements entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. For information call 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at