Lee J. Donoho
Lee J. Donoho, 85, of Bluford, passed away at 7:51 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan
Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
He was born in Jefferson County on March 31, 1923, a son
of John Orville and Dena (McDaniel) Donoho. He married
Louise Lane in Perryville, Mo., on Nov. 1, 1940. She
preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2003.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Hughey
Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with the Revs. Gale Breeze and
Gary Davenport officiating. Interment will follow at East
Hickory Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County. Full military
service will be conducted by American Legion Post 141.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the
Lee is survived by his son, Don Donoho and wife Georgia
of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Geniece Bridges of Fenton,
Mo., and Connie Forsythe and husband Barry of Mt. Vernon;
eight grandchildren, Cora Haynes and husband John of Fenton,
Mo., Barry Forsythe and wife Kris of Frisco, Texas, Tiffany
Simmons and husband Craig of Mt. Vernon, Mark Donoho and
wife Cara of Mt. Vernon, Dennis Cravens of Long Beach,
Calif., Marjorie Schwartz and husband Marty of Mt. Vernon,
Deanna McCoy and husband Steve of Mt. Vernon and Nancy Simer
and husband Charlie of Mt. Vernon; great-grandchildren,
Caleb and Cara Haynes, Dylan and Amelia Forsythe, Hunter and
Holden Simmons, Zared Donoho, Cody Atchison, Amanda Goedde,
Ashli, Jordan, and Randi McCoy, Samantha and Casey Schwartz,
and Ashley Chattick; sister, Edna Louise Neff and husband
Ruthevan of Bluford; brother-in-law, Robert Lane and wife
Sylvia of Mt. Vernon; three sisters-in-law, Eunice Lane of
Bluford, Ella Lane of Mt. Vernon and Stella Donoho of Mt.
Vernon; several nieces and nephews; and special girls,
Maggie and Queenie.
His parents; wife; grandson, Thomas Morgan; brother,
Melvin Donoho; and sister, Pearl Beckham preceded him
Mr. Donoho worked as a rural letter carrier and was also
a famer. He served in the United States Army during World
War II during the Germany Campaign from March 1944 until May
1945 where he earned a Purple Heart, E.a.m.E. Campaign
Medal, a Bronze Battle Star, an Over Seas Service Bar, a
Good Conduct Medal, a Combat Infantry Badge, and was a
rifleman sharpshooter. He was also a member of East Hickory
Hill Baptist Church, NARFE, Rural Letter Carrier Union, and
life member of Mt. Vernon VFW post 1376.
Lee loved animals; he loved to farm, fish, hunt and take
care of his garden. He also always enjoyed taking his
grandchildren on vacation every year.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the
American Heart Association and will be accepted at the
funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O.
Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey
Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit
www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to
Source: The Register-News Pg 2
Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
Date: 08 August 2008
Submitted by: James E. and Louise (Beckham) Heidlebaugh