Mary F. Donkin
Mary F. Donkin, 68, of Chatham, died at 11 pm, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital. She was born August 22, 1945 in Hillsboro, to Fay C. and Dorcas F. Krummel Hildebrand. She married James R. Donkin on October 12, 1984 and he survives.
Also surviving are sons, Sean P. (Jennifer) Donkin of Mankato, MN and Matt J. (Gayle) Maupin of Edwards, Il; grandsons, Blake, Garret, Owen and Liam; granddaughter, Mattie; sister-in-law, Linda (Dave) Clark of West Frankfort; brother-in-law, Tom (Wanda) Donkin of West Frankfort; niece, Marcie (Ken) Bono and nephews, Matt Donkin and Jordan Clark.
She was preceded in death by her parents and mother and father-in-law, Dorothy and John Donkin.
Mary was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and was a member of Rail Splinters Quilting Group. She enjoyed raising her garden flowers from seed and she loved animals.
Mary attended Ramsey High School for three years and graduated from Lincoln High School. She received her Diploma in nursing at St. Francis Hospital and her Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of St. Francis.
She was a Registered Nurse and a Certified Nurse Administrator. She worked for St. Francis Medical Center; she was Nurse Manager of Pulmonary and Medical Surgical Intensive Care and was a Charge Nurse and Flight Nurse at the Regional Burn Center. She retired from the Illinois Department of Public Aid as a Medical Consultant.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home. With additional visitation from 9:30-10:15 am, Monday, December 16, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am Monday, December 16, 2013, at Christ Episcopal Church with The Reverend Dr. Gregory A. Tournoux officiating.
Additional visitation will also be held from 9-11 am, Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Illinois. Burial will follow at Boner Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church or the Animal Protective League.
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Jim and Family: So sorry to learn of Mary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Jim and Family, We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was a very dear lady to many. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Jim, our hearts go out to you as well as our prayers during this time of loss and sorrow. Gina and I are praying for you and the family, asking God to comfort you and give you peace each day. Know that we love you, and are praying for you. Warmly, Fr. Chuck and Gina Reischman
Jim - Wes and I were so very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Jim and Family - I am so sorry to learn of Mary's passing. I was fortunate to have worked with her at Public Aid and I have so many great memories of her. She was a classy lady and a joy to work with. The last time I saw her was at a co-workers retirement party and she looked as pretty as ever. May your many fond memories help you in the days and months to come. God bless each of you.
David and Brenda Hanbury posted on 12/20/13
"Jim and Family: Brenda and I were saddened to learn of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are reaching out across the miles to offer you our support.