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Doris D. Taaka

Doris D. Taaka, 76, of Mt. Vernon, died at 7:17 a.m. on May 22, 2007,
at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was born on
Nov. 11, 1930, in Pottawatomie County, Okla. to Joe Tucker and Mary
(Gibson) Tucker. She was a LPN and worked at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan
Hospital and later at Crossroads Hospital, both in Mt. Vernon, until she

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon with Rev. Bill Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 
7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Bethel Memorial 
Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Doris is survived by her husband, Paul Taaka of Mt. Vernon; two sons,
Rick Taaka and wife Sheila and Scott Taaka and wife Karen, all of Mt.
Vernon; a daughter, Kris Buttrum and husband Bob of Bluford; six
grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

Her parents, one brother, and two sisters preceded her in death. 

Doris was a charter member of the Casey Avenue Baptist Church. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the
Casey Avenue Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home
or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Ill.
62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral
Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit
for further information and to send condolences.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: May 24, 2007
Submitted by Robert W. Loman 

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