Litchfield, Donna M.

Donna M. Litchfield, age 89, of Galesburg, IL, formerly of Rio, IL, died Monday, December 9, 2019, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the Rio Presbyterian Church.  Burial is in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Galesburg.  Visitation is from 3-7 PM Friday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where memorials may be left to the Rio Presbyterian Church or the Cottage Hospital Cardiac Rehab Unit.  Online condolences can be made at

Donna was born on February 8, 1930, in Monmouth, IL. to Charles and Vera McCreight Barrington.  She graduated from Alexis High School and Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics.  Donna taught Home Economics at Alexis High School and was employed at the Knox County Home Extension Service in Galesburg. She married Delbert E. Litchfield on June 24, 1953, at the Norwood Presbyterian Church.  He died on January 21, 2016. After raising her family she received her K-8 teaching certificate from Augustana College in Rock Island.  She substituted at the ROVA and AlWood school districts. She then attended Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg where she received a Registered Nurse Degree and for many years was employed at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg. Donna was a very active member of the Rio Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Knox County Home Extension Unit and a longtime 4H Leader.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, traveling and being with her family and grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Carrie (Terry) Schipper of Le Claire, Iowa; Lora (Kenn) Corban of Princeton, IL; one son, Curtis (Michele) Litchfield of St. Charles, MO; 3 grandchildren, Stephen (Rachel) Corban, Amanda Corban, Sarah Schipper, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, infant son, and 3 sisters Louise Schoenholz, Bernice McCaw and Frances McKelvey preceded her in death.