|Marsha F. Damos, 57, of North Henderson, IL completed her life at 10:36 P.M. Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg.
She was born September 28, 1954 in Peoria, the daughter of John and Marjorie (Shaw) McDonough.
She was raised and educated in Brimfield where she graduated from Brimfield High School in 1972. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1976 with a degree in Special Edcation. She received her Masters degree in Education from St. Xavier University in 2001.
Marsha married Donn Damos in North Henderson, IL on April 28, 1984 and he survives.
Marsha was a devoted special education teacher with the Knox-Warren Special Education Co-Op. She taught at all grade levels throughout her career, with the majority of her time spent at the Junior and Senior High School level. Her main interests were her family and friends. During her six-year battle with cancer, she was surrounded by loving family and friends. She will be remembered by her family and friends a strong, loving, funny and courageous person who never complained about the hand dealt to her. She was selfless and self-sacrificing in her six battles with cancer. Some of her happiest times were on the many adventures she planned for her daughters and grandson. She loved planning trips and experiences for them, wanting her girls to experience as much of the world as possible. The educator in her wanted to take advantage of any teachable moment that could offer personal enrichment for her family.
She attended Northwoods Church in Peoria.
Her family includes her husband Donn of North Henderson, three daughters, Sarah Hayes, Anna Damos and Rachel Damos, her mother, Marjorie McDonough of Brimfield, one grandson, Jace Hayes, three brothers, Chuck McDonough of Peoria, Tom McDonough of Brimfield and Dan McDonough of Morton and one sister Jean (Bill) Kenney of Peoria along with nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the Faith Baptist Church, 1247 South Farnham Street, Galesburg, with Rev. Curt Lipe. Cremation will be accorded following the services. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where her family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Memorial may be left for the Apostolic Christian Home for the Handicapped in Morton.
Online condolences may left at hooverhall.com.