January 13, 1933 ~ November 26, 2009

Mrs. Doris Geraldene 'Herbst' Eaves Sloan passed away Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, MO., at the age of 76. Doris was born Jan. 13, 1933, in St. Louis, & was the daughter of Denis & Irene 'Wichman' Herbst. Also preceding were: her 1st husband, Edward Eaves; son, John Eaves; grandson, Joshua Brune; granddaughter, Lisa Carmack; brother, Eugene Herbst; mother-in-law, Pearl Sloan & father-in-law, James Issac Sloan.

Doris was an active member of American Legion Post #416 Ladie's Auxiliary and member & Past-President of ECMO Shrine Ladie's Auxiliary. She was known for her outgoing personality and beautiful smile. She truly lived by the motto by which she raised her children: "if you don't have something good to say, then don't say anything."

She is survived by: her husband, Chester Sloan, of Farmington. Daughters: Cathy (Mike) Alesandrini, French Village and Margie (Roger) Stotler, Bonne Terre. Sons: Joe (Gayla) Eaves, Doe Run and Danny (Diane) Eaves, Farmington. Stepson, Ken (Nina) Sloan, of Lone Jack, MO. 10 Grandchildren & 18 Great-Grandchildren. Sister, Jacqueline Helberg, St. Louis and brother, Richard "Whitey" Herbst; Brothers-In-Law: Milford (Doris) Eaves; Lester (MaryLou) Sloan; Tom (Jesse) Sloan; Jim (Sharon) Sloan and Garry (Vivian) Sloan, all of Farmington. Russ (Peggy) Sloan, of Raymore and sister-in-law, Alice Sloan, of Texas, as well as numerous Nieces & Nephews. Also surviving, many dear friends.

Visitation starts Sunday at 12 Noon @ TAYLOR Funeral Service, Inc.

American Legion Ladie's Auxiliary Service: Sunday, 12:30 p.m. @ TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL

Memorial Service : Sunday, 1:00 p.m., Nov. 29th

at: TAYLOR Funeral CHAPEL, with Rev. Mike Haney officiating.

The visitation will move to and resume at 2:00 p.m. at American Legion Post #416 on West Columbia Street.

Private Burial was held Tuesday, Dec. 1st at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to: * Cancer Society &/or * Am. Legion Post #416, to help support the Veteran's Clinic.

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  1. My sympathy to Doris' family. She was one of my good friends in high school. When she laughed , you wanted to laugh with her. She was always "bubbling" over. I would see her at American Legion dinners. She and Chet were always there. I am sure she has everyone in Heaven laughing….

  2. To To all the Brune Family and Sloan family. My prayers go out to you at your time of loss. Anytime is hard to loss a loved one but from my experience I know how hard it is and will be around the holidays. Cathy we had some fun times at your house growing up with your mother. To the Sloan family, Doris and all the Sloans have been so good to me. Please know that she will be missed by everyone that she knew and touched. My prayers are with you all. Nancy (Powell) Harris.

  3. Dear Cathy, Joe, Margie & Danny So sorry to hear about your Mother she was a very special person. My heart goes out to you all. I will be thinking of you all in this sad time.

  4. We will miss Aunt Doris and her kind spirit. She always had a great sense of humor and a beaming smile for all. Even though we were unable to attend the memorial service please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all, Oliver, Cindy and Alex Johnson

  5. Aunt Doris was a wonderful person, who brought a lot of happiness to those around her. I never saw her when she wasn't smiling. My heart goes out to Uncle Chet and family. May God Bless you and watch over you during this time of sorrow.

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