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Gail Doyle

Gail Doyle, 75 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7:10 p.m. at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. Gail was born on June 18, 1945 in LaCrosse, WI, the daughter of John W. and Evelyn (Wedeking) MacLaren. She married Thomas E. Doyle Jr. on October 9, 1981 in Taylorville. Gail graduated from Memorial High School in Eau Claire, WI and then attended University of Wisconsin at EauClaire earning a bachelor’s degree with majors in both English and Spanish. She later continued her at University of Illinois-Springfield (Formerly Sangamon State University) earning her education certificate. She also attended Illinois State University earning her Reading Specialist Certification. Gail taught in Taylorville at South, Memorial and North Elementary Schools as a Reading Specialist, retiring in 2012. Prior to entering the education field Gail was an advertising executive for first WTIM Radio and later for The Breeze Courier Newspaper. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Tom of Taylorville; two sons: Sean Derrick (Carla) of Glen Carbon, IL; Steven Derrick (Marcy) of Russellville, AL; Grandchildren: Kiah, Tiana and Lakin Derrick of Russellville, AL; Sisters-in-Law: Mary Dettro and Nancy Doyle of Stonington, Marge Doyle of Chatham, and Ann (Tod) Anderson of Bloomington; Niece: Emily Dettro; Nephews: Doyle (Nnenna) Dettro and Thomas Anderson; great nieces and nephews: Gabby Tesat and Jack, Eva and Max Dettro. Gail was preceded in death by her parents.

It was Gail’s wishes to be cremated and services will be held at a later date.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sean & Steve,
I worked with your mom and dad both years ago at WTIM. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. Loved her! Also, don't know if your remember me or not, but once in a while I would babysit with you guys. Peace and prayers to you and your families.
Vonnie (Voggetzer) English
Plainfield, IN

Vonnie (Voggetzer) English Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

Tom We are so very sorry for your loss, Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Paul & Lisa Allgood, Edinburg, IL

Paul & Lisa Allgood Nov 9 2020 12:00 AM

Many wonderful, funny, happy memories over our 37 year friendship; we were Soul Sisters. I loved this amazing woman, and my dearest friend. She influenced the lives of so many and lives on with all those she inspired.

Denise Orr Nov 7 2020 12:00 AM