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“I have lovely memories of Doris. Her smile, her wicked sense of humor, her innate curiosity and love of family. It was a pleasure to have worked...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Jones - Libertyville, IL

“Sending you thoughts of peace and courage to comfort you now and in the days ahead. Doris touched so many lives. I am honored to have known her. ...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Richard Popiela - IL - Coworker

“Larry, our condolences to you and your family. What a heartbreaking loss. We remember Doris from our many Jones and Brown get together s, Christmas...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Harv and Barb Johnson - FL

“Loreen and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. But may I say, this is the best obituary I've ever read! Such a beautiful tribute to someone...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Carol Ware - Herndon, VA

“I extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. Doris is at peace; but it is so hard for those who are left here on earth. Cherish...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Boulter - Orchard Park, NY

“My heart is heavy for you, Loreen. I can't imagine how much you're hurting and missing your mom. I am so sorry but as you said, you can have peace...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Stuart & Jackie Kim - Lindenhurst, IL

“Loreen, what a loving tribute to your Mom. I did not know her but I feel like I do. Your cherished memories are plentiful, and that is her lasting...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Laurie Kozbelt - Oldsmar, FL

“Loreen, Luke, Jake, Lucy and the rest of the family we are so sorry for the loss of you mom and grandmother. I remember meeting her and instantly...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Cindy and Paul Pitts - CT

“Larry, our condolences to you and your family. As Mary K said, she is in the arms of peace and is with Kenny and you Mom and Dad. Peace be with you...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Roland & Jackie Baird - IL

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Doris L. Wright (nee Van Hessen)

Doris Louise Wright, resident of Mokena and formerly from Crete, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 7, 2016. Doris loved cookies, cherry pie and black licorice, doing crafts, traveling, making lists, solving crossword puzzles, watching the Blackhawks and NCAA college basketball, spending time with friends and family, playing games – especially with her grandchildren, and laughing until she cried. Although, not necessarily in that order. She hated hypocrites and lines drawn without a ruler. Doris had a genuine curiosity about anything and everything, whether you were having a conversation with her or visiting a museum, and as such asked many questions and always listened intently.

Doris is the beloved wife of Larry Wright; loving mother of Loreen Brown and Colette (Eric) Asmussen; cherished grandmother to Lucas, Jacob and Lucy Brown and Morgan and Lindsey Asmussen; dear sister of Charles (Janice) Van Hessen III; and survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive visitors at Kurtz Memorial Chapel (65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423) on Sunday, October 30th beginning at 12pm with a memorial service at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society ( For more info, please visit or call (815)806-2225.