Doris Sugg, 90, of Smithboro, died on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, at the Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, located at 218 E. South St. in Greenville. Funeral servies will follow at noon, with the Rev. David Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville is assisting the family.
Mrs. Sugg was born Feb.16, 1932, in Fayette County, the daughter of Curtis Leo and Fern Irene (Bone) Smith. She married Lloyd Marion Sugg in Wisetown, on June 2, 1950. They were married for 64 years, before he preceded her in death.
She graduated from Pocahontas High School, married her husband and began a family. Working side-by-side with her husband on the farm, she rode with him on the tractor, in the field and helped to raise livestock, chasing them down when they got out.
A hard worker, she was down to earth, and did what she had to do to survive and provide for her family, a lesson learned from coming out of the Depression. Later, after the children were raised, she began her own business of building parade floats, which she ran for many years. She also ran a costume shop at the same time as her float business, as well as overseeing many queen pageants.
Mrs. Sugg enjoyed keeping busy and being outside as much as possible. Some of her favorite things to do were painting pictures, enjoying her koi fish pond and showing her doberman pinchers in dog shows, where the dogs won many ribbons. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Greenville.
She is survived by her children, Bradley (Susan) Sugg of Greenville and Deborah (Larry) Mullen of Greenville; grandchildren, Tiffany (Chad Wheatley) Sanders of St. Louis, MO, Timothy Mullen of Harrisburg, Ryan (Jessie) Sugg of St. Louis, MO, Brennan (Morgan Coleman) Sugg of St. Louis, MO.; and great-grandson, Leo Sugg of St. Louis, MO.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Melvin Smith.
In lieu of flowers, plants and other gifts, the family requests memorial contributions may be given to the First Baptist Church, 218 E. South St., Greenville, IL 62246. To share online condolences, visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.