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Conover, Donna Marie
Donna Marie Conover, age 76, of Knoxville, Illinois died on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 4:35 P.M. at St. John's Hospice in Springfield, Illinois.

She was born on August 20, 1935, in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of Byron Cornelius and Virginia Marie Walker Hutson. She was raised and educated in Knoxville. She earned her GED in January 1995. She married Leroy Eugene Conover on July 27, 1951, in Galesburg, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1993.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Marie (Don) Holcomb of Corvallis, Oregon and Helen Sue (Steve) McNeil of Auburn, Illinois; two sons: Roy Edward (Karen) Conover of Olympia, Washington, and Carl Lee Conover of Fulton, Illinois; ten grandchildren: John, Julie, Wes, Riley, Michael, Cheryl, Lauren, Byron, Jonathan and Morgan; and six great grandchildren; is a sister, Barbara (Buster) Perry of Knoxville, Illinois; and three brothers: Jim (Mary) Hutson of Blytheville, Arkansas, Neil Hutson of Anchorage, Alaska, and John (Sharon) Hutson of East Moline, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, one in infancy and Donald Eugene; and one brother; Robert Hutson.

She traveled the world with her husband during his service in the Armed Forces, with Germany being her favorite place to live. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, sewing, making children's clothing, and making Teddy Bears. She was an avid pinocle player. She enjoyed having coffee a Georges, McDonalds and Hardees with her friends. She also enjoyed reading historical books. She was a past cub scouts Den Mother. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Illinois.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois, officiated by Chaplin Terry Link of Pleasant Hill Healthcare of Girard, Illinois. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial will be at the Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Illinois. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimers Association Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Ave. Peoria, IL 61614. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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