SULLIVAN -- Donna L. Jean, 82, of Sullivan, passed away at 2:48 a.m. Thursday October 5, 2017 in her residence.
Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with Pastor Grant Wade officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials are suggested to the Kids Weekend Food Pack Program, the Sullivan Ambulance Service or WEIU Television, Charleston. Online condolence may be sent to the family at reedfuneralhome.net. The family request Cubs attire or casual attire.
Donna was born January 12, 1935 in Sullivan the daughter of George A. and Monna F. Sampson King. She had attended the Sullivan First Baptist Church with her mother where she had been baptized and then later became a member of the Allenville Christian Church. She enjoyed square dancing and going to garage sales with Jerry. Donna was a die hard Cubs fan and was looking forward to the post season games. Donna was an excellent seamstress. She taught sewing classes at her fabric store in Sullivan and enjoyed passing her skills on to others. She won first place for knitting at the Illinois State Fair two years in a row. She made an afghan and sweater set for each of her great grandchildren. One of the most important things to Donna was being actively involved in the lives of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She married Jerry Jean on January 8, 1954 in Sullivan.
Surviving are her husband Jerry of Sullivan; daughters Julie (Jim) Standerfer, Jenna (John) Standerfer and Jill (John) McDevitt all of Sullivan; brother Charles ‘Fred’ (Lisa) King of San Jose, California; sisters Anita McCain of Auburn and Elaine Larkin of Lavonia, Michigan; grandchildren Zak (Amanda) Standerfer, Jim Standerfer II, Lindsay Shriver, Doug (Kelsie) Standerfer, Luke (Tara) Standerfer; step grandchildren, Morgan (Ken) Webster, Miles (Holly) McDevitt and Ian (Mallory) McDevitt; thirteen great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.