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Donna Mae DeToy

November 16, 1934 — November 19, 2023

Sherrard, IL



Donna DeToy, 89 of Sherrard, died Sunday, November 19, 2023, lovingly surrounded by family.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 22nd at 10:00 AM at the Preemption United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Sherrard Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday, November 21st from 4 to 7 PM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Memorials may be made to the Holdsworth Family for a memorial to be established later.

Donna Mae was born on November 16, 1934, in Moline, Illinois to Axell & Martha (Thomas) Craft.  Enjoying life was important to Donna.  She had a servant’s heart and was always there to lend a helping hand to family and friends.  She made work fun, finding joy and fulfillment in whatever task she did.  Donna loved exhibiting flowers, vegetables, and crafts at county fairs and the New Windsor Fair & Rodeo.  She enjoyed helping her children and later her grandchildren with 4-H projects and preparing for competitions, including barrel racing and animal shows. She loved raising animals including chickens, horses, rabbits, and dogs and had a gift for nursing sick animals back to health and was always happy to provide animal care advice to others. She enjoyed rides in the country and going out with her fiancé, Bob. She loved her church family at Cable Community Church.

Donna’s memory will be cherished by her daughter and son-in-law: Deb & Rick Holdsworth of Sherrard; grandchildren: Bill & Brenda Holdsworth and their children: Ethan & Elyse; Rebecca & John Cope; and Michael & Sara Holdsworth and their children: Lena & Ivy Mae; a sister, Shirley Hajostek of Sherrard and a sister-in-law, Diane Swanson of Moline.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; son, Darrell Inman; Fiancé, Bob Schnoebelen; siblings: Grace Yount, Millie Mital, Marilyn Harlander, Robert Craft and an infant brother.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Preemption United Methodist Church

, Preemption, IL 61231

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