April 14, 2021

Laura Jean Doran “Laurie” died on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Cleves, Ohio, where she had been visiting and enjoying spending time with family. Laurie most recently resided in Beardstown, Illinois, with her longtime companion, Richard Pagan, prior to her passing.

Laurie was born April 18, 1963, in Indianapolis Indiana to Larry E. and Joyce Swisher Baker. Laurie attended grade school in Quincy, Illinois and Canton, Missouri where she spent the majority of her childhood growing up. She graduated from Canton High School. After high school, she went on to study cosmetology at Flamingo Beauty College.

Laurie married Rodger Galbraith. Laurie and Rodger were parents to daughter, Danniel Galbraith. Laurie later married Kent Doran. Laurie and Kent were parents to Devin, Derek and Dylan Doran.

Laurie treasured her children, grandchildren, and family, and embraced every moment with each of them. She especially loved her role as Grandma. Laurie had a vivacious personality and always made people around her laugh. She cared deeply for her family and never ended a conversation without saying “I love you”.
Laurie was a strong woman who overcame more than her share of adversity. “A strong woman is one who feels deeply and loves fiercely. Her tears flow as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft and powerful, she is both practical and spiritual. A strong woman, in her essence, is a gift to the world.” Laurie was truly a gift to many.

Laurie is survived by her daughter, Danniel Galbraith; and son, Devin Doran; father and step-mother, Larry and Mary Baker; brothers, Michael Baker, Thomas Thompson, Curt Thompson, and Brandt Baker; sisters, Marcie Thompson, Melissa Wood, Sara Kinkead and step-sister, Sherry Kelso; and by her grandchildren, Laria, Zoey, Laynee, Kason, and Kooper, and several nieces and nephews.

Laurie was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce, step-father, Thomas Thompson, and sons, Derek and Dylan Doran.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton, MO with Pastor Bill Rose officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. until time of services in the funeral home.
Inurnment will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, MO.

Contributions to the family in Laura’s memory can be made to Larry Baker and mailed to Davis Funeral Home, P.O. Box 108, Canton, MO 634

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