WONDER LAKE – Donna L. Maris, 76, of Wonder Lake, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Joliet Area Community Hospice Center.|
She was born Aug. 2, 1937, in Venice, Ill., to Wilbur and Mildred (Busby) Bryant. On July 4, 1959, she married Eugene Earl Maris at the Venice Baptist Church.
Donna was a longtime faithful member of Crystal Lake Christian Church. She taught Sunday school, served in JAM club and VBS, sang song specials and was part of the choir. She taught kindergarten through third grade for many years at Harrison Elementary School in Wonder Lake and previously had taught in McHenry and Bloomington. Her favorite hobbies were crafts, reading and traveling. She was proud to have visited all 50 states with her husband, Gene. She always enjoyed and was faithful to attend her grandchildren's activities.
Survivors include her children, Debra (Dan) Sewell of New Lenox, Douglas (Michelle) Maris of Atlanta, Ill., and Susan Maris of Hoffman Estates; grandchildren, Ashley and Ryan Sewell and Michaela, Dylan and Mariah Maris; a sister, Geraldine Graham; and a brother, Wayne (Carol) Bryant, all of Granite City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene; and a son, David Maris.
The visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. The visitation will continue Monday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. until the noon service at Crystal Lake Christian Church, 8015 Ridgefield Road, Crystal Lake. Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park.
If desired, memorials may be made to the church.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 2, 2013