James Donahue, 79, of St. Elmo, born June 22, 1937 in East St. Louis, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at VIBRA Hospital in Springfield, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Beulah, nee Davis, Donahue, a brother, Charles E.E. Donahue; and a sister, Nancy Lee Logan.
He is survived by his children: James David, Jr., Matthew Shane, and David Francis (Chale) Donahue; four grandchildren: Jake, Jamie, Kevin and Emalie Donahue; four step-grandchildren: Jeremy, Drake, Ava and Karissa Birkner; four sisters: Frances (Joe) Vargo, Mattie Nadise Flenniken, Mary (Ken) Bornert and Patricia Grant; and one brother, Al (Anita) Donahue; the mother of his children: Peggy (Poshard) Donahue.
Jim was very proud of retiring after 33 years of driving a bus with no accidents for Bi State. He lived the last four years in St. Elmo Aperion Care Center. He was well cared for and as independent as he could be.
Internet guests may register online at www.KalmerMemorialServices.com.
Servives: According to his wishes his remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Aperion Care Center is St. Elmo, Ill.
KALMER MEMORIAL SERVICES, Lebanon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 5, 2016