Doris Stroud, the daughter of the late George and Lula Skagges Brooks, was born in St. Louis on Jan. 22, 1927, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at the age of 79.
Mrs. Stroud had lived in St. Louis for many years where she was a secretary with the McGraw-Hill Company. She returned to Puxico 10 years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church in Puxico.
On Aug. 4, 1996, she was married to William C. Stroud in Doe Run.
Surviving are her husband, William C. Stroud of Puxico; two step-sons, Terry Warman of Lake of the Ozarks and William W. Stroud of Puxico; five step-daughters, Carol Baldwin and Joan Carmer, both of Farmington, Jean O'Malley of St.Louis, Sheryll Dvorak of Oregon, Wis., and and Vicki Seamans of Glendale, Ariz.; 18 step-grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lee Gilligan of California, Hazel Robertson of O'Fallon, and Velma Brown of Dexter..
She was preceded in death by one brother, Bert Brooks; and one sister, Ruth Scott.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with Rev. Wiley McGhee of Puxico officiating and the Rev. Amos Dees of Wappapello assisting.
Interment will be in the Elliott Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Puxico in charge of arrangements.