Kilpatrick, Donna K.

Mrs. Donna K. Kilpatrick, 70, of Galesburg, died at 6:10 am Tuesday, April 2, 2014 at her home.

She was born September 14, 1943 in Galesburg the daughter of Aaron W. and Margaret Willis Deal. She married Forrest D. Kilpatrick in Aledo, Ill. on April 4, 1959. He survives.

Also surviving is a son, Mark Kilpatrick of Galesburg; a daughter, Lisa (Billy) Pedigo of Galesburg; one brother, Charles Deal of Decatur, Ill. and two sisters, Erin Buckmaster of Knoxville, Ill. and Theresa (Harvey) Haring of East Galesburg; two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother and one grandson.

Donna worked as a cashier for 10 years at Giant Foods and 8 years at Eagles Grocery Store. She also worked as a CNA. She graduated from Galesburg High School.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved helping people and loved animals.  She enjoyed sewing and being with her family.

Private Family Celebration of Donna’s Life will be held by her family at a later date. Cremation will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. The family has entrusted Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with services.  Online condolences may be made at