Donna R. Darling
Donna R. Darling, 63, of Dawson died at 3 am, Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born December 16, 1948 in Springfield to Huey A. “Jack” and Ruth I. Myers Horner.
Survivors include her daughter, Nathania Laier of Dawson; two sons, Chris (Rachel) Laier and Jordan (Brianna) Laier both of Springfield; Mother, Ruth Horner of Springfield; two grandchildren, Elijah and Lathan Foster and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her father, one brother, Steve Horner and one son, John Laier preceded her in death.
Donna was a member of Hope Evangelical Free Church. She was a musician playing various instruments and enjoyed singing. She was a dancer. She loved animals and had a heart as big as the outdoors. She loved and showed compassion to all and never held a grudge. Donna was a Massage Therapist at the Back and Joint Center and was voted the best massage therapist by the Illinois Times. She also worked as the Activities Facilitator at the Transitional Care Unit at St. John’s Hospital.
Visitation: 4-6 pm, Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Monday, August 27, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Chaplin Kevin Torgerson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.