Donna Stewart

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Donna Ruth Stewart Nov. 23, 1932 - May 8, 2014 NILES - Donna Ruth Stewart, age 81, of Niles, Michigan, died at 2:25 AM on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Arlington Heights, Illinois, following a brief illness. She was born on November 23, 1932, in Silver Creek Township in Cass County, Michigan, to Charles W. and Ruth E. (Knee) Dohm, and was raised on the family farm. Donna graduated from Dowagiac High School and spent her entire life in the Southwest Michigan area. Donna attended the Bertrand Bible Church in Niles. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening, where she grew beautiful flowers and numerous vegetables for canning and freezing. She also loved reading, sewing, crafts, old hymns, and classical music, but her greatest joy was her family -- her husband, children, and especially her grandchildren. On February 26, 1956, at Daily Bible Church, Daily, Michigan, she married Robert W. Stewart, and recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Stewart, and by their daughters, Kathleen R. (Jeff) Clegg of Arlington Heights, Illinois, and Marcia E. (Keith) Cross of Daggett, Michigan; grandchildren, Jessica E. Cross and Kyleigh N. Cross; and by Donna's sister, Myrna L. VanTuyle of Dowagiac; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings: Hazel (Dohm) Price, Ernest W. Dohm, Kenneth C. Dohm, Edward H. Dohm, Charles F. Dohm, and Lorna F. (Dohm) Bauer. The funeral service for Donna Stewart will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Bertrand Bible Church in Niles, with Pastor Tony Slagle of the church officiating. Committal will follow at Mission Hills. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the church beginning at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Donna Stewart may be made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, Attention: Debbie, 5550 West Touhy Avenue, Suite 302, Skokie, Illinois 60077; or online at Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles, Michigan.

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Published in South Bend Tribune on May 11, 2014