Doris L. Lacey was born Aug. 25, 1935 and died as the result of an automobile accident on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, near Imperial, Mo. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Elizabeth Ellis. She was raised in Essex and continued to reside there and in the Dexter area until moving to St. Louis in 1961. On Sept. 8, 1951, she was united in marriage to Herbert Lacey in Piggott, Ark, he survives of the home in Imperial. Mrs. Lacey attended the New Hope United Methodist Church in Arnold. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Mike and Rick Lacey of Imperial; by four grandchildren; and by one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Kutis Funeral Home of South County with Rev. Rick Ramsey officiating. Interment followed in the Shepard of the Hills Cemetery near Barnhart.