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DeSelms, Doris A.
Doris ''Jim'' Audrey DeSelms, 92, of Roseville, IL passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at Galesburg, IL.

She was born August 25, 1919, in Wayne County, IL, the daughter of Marcus Carl Ayers and Merle (Pennington) Ayers. She married her high school sweetheart and life-long love Vernon D. DeSelms on April 16, 1938. Vernon passed away on June 10, 1977. Her parents also preceded her in death. She is survived by four sons: Vernon, II (Cynthia), of Flora, IL; Jan (Yoko) (first wife Atsuko Atsumi), all of Tokyo, Japan; Mark (Donna), of Roseville, IL; and William, of Roseville, IL.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Lisa Kaye: DeSelms Dent (Roy), of Charlestown, IL; Vernon, III, of Flora, IL; Ken Atsumi and Mari Kudo (Sho), of Tokyo, Japan; Craig, of Roseville, IL; Nicole, of Florissant, MO; and Keith, of Monmouth, IL. Jim was the loving great-grandmother of Conrad DeSelms and Jack Dent, of Charlestown, IL and Haru Kudo of Tokyo, Japan.

She was excitedly anticipating the birth of another great grandchild in Tokyo. Her brothers, Phil Ayers (Lois), of Effingham, IL and J. Ayers (Betty) of Cisne, IL also survive. Jim and Vernon shared a love of music, often performing together in their younger years. Jim was known to her friends and family for her beautiful singing voice. The DeSelms enjoyed traveling as a family, taking several great American road trips as their boys grew.

A special Hawaiian vacation for the couple's last wedding anniversary together was one of Jim's fondest memories. She loved being a homemaker, and enjoyed hosting family gathering during the holidays. A life-long Cardinals fan, she often sang ''Take Me Out to the Ball Game'' while reveling in the teams successes with her sons and grandsons. Unless and game was airing, family time at home was not focused on television, but on quality time playing Yahtzee and other card and board games. She enjoyed a good win, and this competitive spirit made her a fighter who survived many illnesses so she could enjoy more holidays and birthdays with her family. Jim was a member of the Roseville Christian Church.

Friends may call at the Corman Memorial Home in Roseville from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 17. A private family gathering will take place prior to a graveside service at 4:00 pm at the Cisne Cemetery on Saturday, February 18, 2012. Jim appreciated things of beauty and always enjoyed receiving flowers, but it is asked that memorials be made to the charity of the donors choice. Condolences may be made online at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Roseville is in charge of the arrangements.
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