Donna M. Edwards, 76, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
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She was born June 30, 1935, in Sibley, Iowa, the daughter of John and Lazalle Efting Perkins. She married Herbert Edwards. Jr. on July 23, 1953, in Aurora.
She is survived by her mother, Lazalle Gashal of East Moline; her husband of 58 years, Herbert; her son, John (Patty) Edwards of Virginia Beach, Va.; three grandsons, Brandon, Shawn and Travis Edwards, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers and three sisters, Ron Perkins, Roger Perkins, Sue Shirley Perkins, Richalay, and Dixie Smith. She was preceded in death by her father; and her stepmother, Colean Perkins.
Mrs. Edwards was an administrator for Illinois Community Care in Pittsfield for many years. After that she served as an administrator for Lutheran Services. Donna enjoyed line dancing, raising and showing collies, and doing genealogical research with her husband.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia, with burial at Oakland Cemetery. The family will meet friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of Herbert Edwards. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Apr. 17, 2012