Joan Donahue

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WASHINGTON - Joan S. Donahue, 67, of Washington, Ill., died at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Born on May 24, 1947, in Peoria, Ill., to Ellis L. and Lorna W. Schuelke Fritch, she married David H. Donahue on March 9, 1974, in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Lorna Donahue of Washington, Ill.

Joan was a graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago and was a homemaker for 40 years.

She loved her plants, her horses and her little dog, Gus.

She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton, Ill.

Visitation was held 5 to 7 p.m. June 20, 2014, at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, with Pastor Mark Anderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church.

Joan's memorial website is available at, where condolences may also be sent to the family.

Funeral Home
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington
2075 Washington Road  Washington, IL 61571
(309) 745-5999
Funeral Home Details
Published in Peoria Journal Star from June 20 to June 21, 2014
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