Doris M. Averick

May 24, 1929December 14, 2010

Doris M. Averick, nee Purcell, 81, born May 24, 1929, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Mrs. Averick was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, Ill. She retired from Switzer's Licorice Company after 20 years. Doris loved her crocheting, playing cards and spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Averick Sr.; her parents, Malcolm S. and Marie, nee Frawley, Purcell; a great-grandchild, Cale David Horton; a brother, Joseph Purcell; sisters, Darlene Restoff and Maxine Purcell; a son-in-law, Ron Swancutt; and a sister-in-law, Sylvia Purcell.

Surviving are her sons, Dale (Tammy) Averick Jr. and Derek (Carol) Averick; daughters, Sandy Swancutt and Sheryl (David) Votrian; grandchildren, Chris (Stacey) Swancutt, Eric Swancutt, Stephanie (Doug) Horton, Austin Averick and Hannah Averick; great-grandchildren, Eric Largent, Shawn Largent, Benjamin, Audrey and Kasen Horton; a brother, Malcolm Purcell; a brother-in-law, Joe Restoff; a sister-in-law, JoAnn Purcell; and a host of family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or to the St. Louis Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the chapel of Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill. Interment will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.

LAKE VIEW FUNERAL HOME, Fairview Heights, Ill.


  • Visitation Friday, December 17, 2010
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 18, 2010

Doris M. Averick

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December 18, 2010

May joyful memories carry you through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Karen Schemerhorn

December 18, 2010

My dear Sandy, I am so sorry. Losing a parent is so emotional and heartbreaking....
please know that I am thinking of you and your family.
God bless.
Sandi Donet Weckerly

December 18, 2010

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

December 17, 2010


I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Rick Segrue

December 17, 2010

Dale, Derick, Sandy, and Sheryll, so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful person, she will be missed. Sincerely, Ken Betts and family

Linda Fields

December 17, 2010

I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

December 17, 2010


Dennis Pyeatt

December 16, 2010

Dale,Derek,Sandy and Family,

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.Keep the memories.Sorry about your great loss.May God bless you all.

Moe,Lisa and Kyle Pyeatt

Paul & Regina Gorom

December 16, 2010

Derek, Sorry to hear about your loss, we know how close you were to your mom. You're in our prayers.

Judy Duff

December 16, 2010

Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your Mom. You, Carol and the rest of your family are in my thoughts and prayers.