Doris M. Baer, age 87, of Flora, Illinois, and formerly of Trenton and Summerfield, passed away Sunday evening, October 16, 2016, at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
She was born September 17, 1929, in Round Lake, the daughter of James R. and Lucy A. (Cottle) Galbraith. She was married to Willis Baer, and he preceded her in death.
Doris was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter: Cathy (Venable) Stewart; 3 sisters: Betty Carrell, Kathryn Payeur, and Shirley Smart; and a granddaughter: Rebecca (Baize) Hamberg. She is survived by a son: Charles Venable and wife Kim; a son-in-law: Dennis Stewart; a brother: James Galbraith Jr. and wife Janet; a sister: Jane Corry; several grandchildren including: Lisa Frutiger and husband Michael, D.J. Stewart and wife Jennifer, Scott Baize, and Amy Schandl; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She enjoyed dancing and playing cards, and valued her bond with family and friends. She was a past member of the St. John UCC Church of Summerfield.
Private interment will be held at a later date. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements. To share a condolence or memory, visit