Donald Howard Harney
Donald Howard Harney, 92, of Springfield, died at 8:40 pm, Monday, March 7, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 13, 1923 to John Henry and Jennie Earles Harney. He married Ethel L. Mathias in 1972 and she survives.
Also surviving are one son, Donald Chris (Denise) Harney of Springfield; step-children, Bob King of Decatur, Dave (Diana) King of Springfield and Scott (Melissa) King of Shorewood; former daughter-in-law, Shelby King of Decatur; six grandchildren, Breanne Harney, Chris (Alexis) King, Dawn (Dennis) Holloway, Dustin King, Sky King and Garrett King; five great grandchildren and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-son, Dale King and sister, Thelma Harney.
Donald was a graduate of New Berlin High School. He retired from the US Postal Service after working for over 30 years of service.
Donald attended West Side Christian Church. He was a member of Ansar Shriners and sang in the Chanters group; was a member of Springfield Masonic Lodge #4 for 46 years, was an all-around handyman and enjoyed helping others.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, March 11, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home, with a Masonic service at 7 pm.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Winkleman officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital or Senior Services of Central Illinois.