Paul Edward Doane, Junior

Paul Edward Doane, Junior, 85 of Monticello, Illinois passed away peacefully July 17, 2017 at his home on the farm he had lived on and loved for nearly 60 years.


The Family of Paul Doane will be gathering from the corners of the country for a Celebration of Life, time of sharing November 11, 2017.  The Centerville Methodist Church will host the gathering at 1 PM.  Pastor Cindy Rettig will officiate.  All friends and neighbors are invited to attend and share stories with and “about” the family.  .


Inquiries may be directed to Becky Herb at 206-719-7986 or or Brian Doane at


Memorials may be directed to Faith in Action or the Centerville Methodist Church.


Paul is survived by his 3 children: Becky (Bill) Herb, Bruce (Saundra) Doane, and Brian (Denise) Doane; grandchildren: Matthew (Erica) Herb, Joe Doane, Kristen (Will) Holmes, Nichole Doane, Jonathan Doane, Patrick (Tey) Herb, Elizabeth Herb, Dara Ella and Rachel Doane; and great grandchildren: Ashlyn Cafin, Daniel Sullivan and Sydney Herb.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Virginia Ann Doane and their son: Brett Paul Doane.


Paul was born September 22, 1931 in Decatur, IL. He worked at Mississippi Valley Steel in Decatur in the early years of his career and finished out his career at Kurland Steel in Urbana, IL. Farming was the joy of his life and he loved a good political debate. He served on the Sangamon Township Board and was a Mason. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and always enjoyed listening to the Boston Pops 4th of July concert celebration. He was also a member of the Centerville Methodist Church.


Paul will be dearly missed his family and his friends.

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