Donna Foreman

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PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Donna Yokem Foreman, 82, of Pittsfield, died Thursday (March 13, 2014) in Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.

She was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Pike County, a daughter of Henry and Marie Dober Yokem.

She was a 1949 graduate of Pittsfield High School.

Donna worked for Western Electric in Chicago and General Telephone Electric in Jacksonville and Normal.

She enjoyed cruises to the Caribbean with her special friend, Roger Lopez, and attending Roger's Don Glasser and Lois Costello Symphony Big Band performances. She also enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls and Fighting Illini basketball, reading novels and making desserts for family functions. She worked on organizing Pittsfield High School Class of 1949 reunions, attending Jim Jones music events with her sister, Mildred McCartney, socializing with family and friends and attending events of her great-nieces and nephews.

She is survived by one sister, Mildred McCartney of Pittsfield; one brother, Marion D. (Barbara) Yokem of Fort Collins, Colo.; and 12 nieces and nephews, Mary Kay (John) Hayden, Denny (Diana) McCartney, Pat (Jera) McCartney, Tom (Marlys) McCartney, Rick (Wendy) McCartney, Cecelia (Mike) Nevius, Gary (Anita) Skinner, Corbin Skinner, Jackie (Bill) Corbally, Greg (Elaine) Yokem, Tracey (David) Cox and Tim (Sarah) Yokem.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Dorothy Skinner; brothers-in-law, Jack Skinner and Frank McCartney Jr.; and her special friend, Roger Lopez.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield with burial in Pittsfield West Cemetery.

VISITATION: 5-8 p.m. Monday, with family present 6-8 p.m., in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Pittsfield West Cemetery or the Saukee Basketball Program.

ARRANGEMENTS: Airsman-Hires Funeral Home.


Funeral Home
Airsman-Hires Funeral Home - Pittsfield
U.S. Route 36 West Pittsfield, IL 62363
(217) 285-2412
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Mar. 16 to Mar. 18, 2014
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