Doris Ann Ellerby
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Doris Ann Ellerby, nee Legner, 102, passed away peacefully in her sleep May 2, 2022.
Doris was a resident of Golfview Hills since 1955.
She was born in 1920 to Roger and Margaret (Edna) Legner.
Doris was a crossing guard at Monroe School for 25 years, where she was fortunate to meet lifetime friends and families of Mary Ann Romanelli, Susie Watts, Penny Davey and Kevin Simpson, just to mention a few. Over the years she has been visited by many former students she crossed in their elementary school days. That continued to brighten her every day until her passing. She was always thrilled to see each and every one of them and their children.
Doris was a long time patron of her favorite restaurant, Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket in Willowbrook. She always received a warm welcome from the Chicken Basket family and staff.
Doris was loved and considered a second mom to Gerry Ford and Mike Brennan, who she treated as her own. Both have continued to be a large part of her life bringing a smile to her face with every card and visit.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Bob," a longtime crossing guard at Oak School; and her brothers, William Legner and Roger Legner.
She is survived by her children, Margaret (Mike) Martin, Kathy (Babe) Kavanaugh and Mike (Karen) Ellerby; her grandchildren, Lauren and Kevin Ellerby; and her brothers, Joseph (Lois) Legner and Richard Legner; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the DuPage Care Center, 400 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.