In England Samuel Moate was a silversmith who embellished horse harnesses for royalty with silver. When Samuel and wife Isabella Moate immigrated to the United States in 1843 they brought along seven “sea boxes” of this silver and bought farms first in New York, Pennsylvania, Winnebago near Westfield road then finally settling in Harrison Township in Durand.
Doris attended Dobson School on Moate road and graduated from Durand High School in 1949. She married Donald James Smith on July 25, 1951 at the Durand Methodist Church. Doris and Donald farmed 39 years on their farm located at Osborne and Edwardsville roads where she lived 66 years until being hospitalized three weeks ago. Doris worked in finishing for Amerock in Rockford for 42 years.
Growing up Doris attended Bethel Church on Moate road near Durand which was moved to Midway Village in Rockford. She was a member of Middle Creek Presbyterian Church near Winnebago for 66 years.
Doris is survived by her son, William (Loretta) Smith of Winnebago; daughter Julie Smith of Winnebago; grandsons, Donald (Nicole) Smith of Pingree Grove, Jacob (Laura) Anderson of Sandwich; great-grandchildren, Austin Smith of Winnebago, Donny, Miakoda and Benny Smith of Pingree Grove; sister-in-law, Beverly Hayenga of Winnebago; several nephews and nieces.
Doris is predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Donald Smith; grandson, James “Zack” Smith; brother, Lloyd Moate.
A walk through visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. Private interment at Middle Creek Cemetery near Winnebago. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Middle Creek Presbyterian Church. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.
Walk Through Visitation
602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088
Private interment at Middle Creek Cemetery near Winnebago.
12473 Montague Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088