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“Mom been missing u so much u was my best friend who called u ever day when I was young and even we got older we would talk for ever and I've missed...Read More »
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“love you grandma if you were still here I would love you hug you with all my heart. :( ”
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“Grandma I can't believe that you are gone.. You are one of the strongest people I ever knew. I have so many memories from when I was a child and as...Read More »
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“well grandma you seen me grow into a young lady. I love you. God told you to call me that day so I could say I love you. please God take good care...Read More »
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Doris Laing, 74, of Union, MO, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Mercy Hospital.

Doris was born on August 28, 1940 in Springfield, the daughter of Wesley and Dora Mayes Hayes. She married Robert J. Laing on January 10, 1975 in Springfield, IL.

Doris was a CNA for 30 years. She enjoyed crafts and was known for being a compassionate person.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Kenneth and Raymond Sidener, Jr; one daughter, Verna Hurst; two sisters, Kathy Brockman and Leonna Hendrick; and one sister-in-law, Dorann Hayes.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Laing of Union, MO; one daughter, Joann (husband, Donny) James of Alton; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Vernon Hayes, and Larry (wife, Karen) Hayes, both of Springfield, and Sue (husband, John) Mont and Sandy Murphy, both of Girard.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.