Doris Mae Lemaire
Doris Mae Lemaire, 92, of Danville, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Hawthorn Inn in Danville, surrounded by her loved ones.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Adam Harmon officiating. Following services, Doris will be laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery beside her husband, Robert.
Doris was born April 12, 1927, in Danville, Ill., to Edward and Della Mae (Preau) Hargan. She attended Douglas Grade School and Danville High School, graduating in 1945, and going on to attend Brown Business College.
In her younger years, Doris was president of the PTA at Roselawn Elementary School, an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society, a member of The Junior Women's Club of Danville, and was a Brownie leader during her girls' time in the troop.
She and her husband, Bob, enjoyed supporting Danville Tennis, Danville Symphony Orchestra, local Red Mask plays and the Balloon Classic. They could be found at almost every Illini football and basketball game, as well as every Danville Symphony Orchestra concert, as they were season ticket holders to all three.
The two enjoyed ballroom dancing and country western dancing, and the exhibits and art of Florida, Michigan, Chicago and Indianapolis.
Both Doris and Bob were so proud of Danville, and enjoyed watching it grow and thrive. Doris also helped Bob operate the Lemaire Sign Company, doing books and payroll, until it closed in 2000.
Doris married Robert Lemaire on June 22, 1947, and the couple shared almost 66 years of marriage before his passing on March 2, 2013.
She leaves behind her daughters, Nancy (William "Jim") Kuras and Lou Ann (Chris) Lemaire-Pyle; grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Toler, Jenny (Derek) Coon, Brett (April) Kuras and Leo (River Middaugh) Lemaire-Pyle; eight great-grandchildren, Austin, Joshua, Ty, Kylee, Brady, EllyAsa, Annaleah and Kaisson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; her sister, Freda Taylor; her brothers, Leo, Leslie, George and Louis Hargan; and many beloved pets throughout the years.
Memorials may be made to Danville Symphony Orchestra, Danville Humane Society or Central Christian Church. Messages and memories may be left on our website at, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.
Published on February 14, 2020


Send flowers
in memory of Doris
Send flowers

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on May 14, 2020.

Showing 10 of 2 posts

With much love, Steven & Teresa Struck
Feb 17, 2020
Gracious Lavender Basket was purchased for the family of Doris Mae Lemaire by With much love, Steven & Teresa Struck.  Send flowers
Marilyn Myers
Feb 17, 2020
Doris was a partner in tennis with me. She was always fun to be around. We knew Bob as well such a lovely couple. I always admired how beautifully dressed she was. Our thoughts and prayers are with her Family.