Donna L. (Hamby) Weiner (1929 - 2016)

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Donna L. Weiner, 86, of Glen Carbon, formerly of Vandalia, passed away peacefully in her sleep, with her family by her side, on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia, with the Rev. Kurt Simon officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Weiner was born on Nov. 15, 1929, in Vandalia. In 1961, she married Dr. Joshua Weiner, who had his medical practice in Vandalia. They were married for 44 years, until Josh passed away in 2005.
She graduated from Vandalia High School in 1947. Following her 1960 graduation from Jewish Hospital-College of Nursing (now part of Barnes-Jewish Hospital) in St. Louis, Mo., Donna worked in the operating rooms at Jewish Hospital.
Donna and Josh moved from Vandalia to Hot Springs, Ark., after their retirement in 1990. She enjoyed golf, gardening, Hot Springs Village Players theater club, and entertaining friends and family. Donna was a member of the Presbyterian Kirk in The Pines Church of Hot Springs Village. In 2010, due to failing health, she moved to assisted living at Eden Village of Glen Carbon, near to children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by four children, Barbara Ellis of Celina, Ohio, Robert Wright of Edwardsville, Amy Weiner of Natick, Mass., and Aaron Weiner of Sacramento, Calif.; grandchildren, Melissa Ellis of San Antonio, Texas, Kevin Ellis of Ft. Myers, Fla., Christopher Wright of Plainfield, Ind., Trisha Grant of Glen Carbon, Timothy Wright of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tammy Wright of Edwardsville; seven great-grandchildren; and her brother, Dale Hamby of Hot Springs Village, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Hamby and Flossie (Morey) Caldwell; her husband; and one brother, Dean Hamby.
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Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
204 North Fourth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Mar. 22 to Mar. 30, 2016