Doris E. Magerkurth


NASHVILLE — Doris E. Magerkurth, 86, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Friendship Manor Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Nashville blanketed in the circle of love of her family.

Doris was born Sept. 30, 1933, in Pinckneyville, a daughter to Thomas Henry and Hilda Bessie (Bernaix) Gaston Sr.

On Feb. 3, 1951 she married Roy Leo “Pete” Magerkurth at Beaucoup Baptist Church, Pinckneyville, and he preceded her in death on April 23, 1995.

Doris was a member of the Beaucoup Baptist Church in Pinckneyville, and was a homemaker. She was a Sunday School teacher and loved reading. Doris loved being a mother to her children and to all that knew her.

Survivors include her son, Phil Magerkurth of Pinckneyville; one daughter, Dr. Amy Elaine Fisher of Litchfield; two grandchildren, Holly (Mike) Hall and Sarah Fisher; four great-grandchildren, Lily, Gannon, Garret and Griffin Hall; one cousin/sister, Kay Davis of Herrin; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Mark and Charles W. “Chuck” Magerkurth; four brothers, Thomas “Jr.” Gaston, Richard Gaston, Ronald Gaston and David Gaston; five sisters, Lorraine Denney, Lucille Bardle, Mary Hahn, Glenda Thomas and Diana Gaston.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, with Brother Rob Mathis officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Friendship Manor Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Nashville.

For more information or to sign an online guest register, visit www.pyattfunealhome.com.

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