Donna J. Dodson
Donna J. Dodson, 82, of Springfield, died at 3:30 am, Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Home. She was born September 5, 1932 in Springfield. She was the second oldest daughter of the late Emmerson W. and Florence Stufflebeam Hamrick. She married Ernest E. Dodson of Springfield on May 31, 1952 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Emmerson “Jim” Hamrick and sister, Phyllis Hamrick.
Donna retired from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She enjoyed gardening and attending St. Louis Cardinal Baseball games. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish and resided at St. Joseph’s Home at the time of her death.
Donna is survived by her husband, Ernest; son, David (Michele) Dodson of Springfield; daughters, Deborah Dodson of O’Fallon, Susan Dodson of Springfield and Judi (Ted) Anderson of Midway, GA; her brother George (Sudy) Hamrick of Springfield; her sister, Blanche Fickas of Tucson, AZ; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation: 4-6 pm, Monday, April 27, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Church with Reverend Steven Janoski officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.