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Donna Frances Stork

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Donna Frances Stork, 76, of Pueblo, Colo., formerly of Quincy, died at 6:35 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 26, 2009) in Pueblo. Born Nov. 19, 1932, in Nelsonville, Mo., Donna was a daughter of Gilbert Vaughn and Mabel Waller Allen. She married Jack Farley Stork on Sept. 12, 1953, in Quincy. He died April 3, 2008. Donna was a member of the Vermont Street United Methodist Church and the Double Ring Sunday School Class. In 1997, the United Methodist Women of Vermont Street United Methodist Church elected her Lady of the Year, a prestigious award held in high esteem by the ladies of the church. Donna was also a member of the PEO sorority, the Daughters of the Nile, the Women's City Club and an ardent member of Alpha Chapter 109 Order of Eastern Star. Along with her husband, Jack, they served as worthy matron and worthy patron of Eastern Star in 1981-1982. Donna had a concern for the youth in her community and their education and served as a mentor for many years at Dewey School. She loved to help others by delivering Meals on Wheels and, from her own kitchen, preparing and delivering meals to shut-ins. She also visited friends and strangers alike while they were in the hospital. Donna served on the Blessing Hospital Women's Auxiliary Board and volunteered in the Tea Room along with other areas in the hospital. She loved flowers and enjoyed gardening. Donna and Jack loved to travel the world, going to Mexico, Germany, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Hawaii and throughout the continental United States, visiting all but eight states. Donna lettered all four years in high school basketball and graduated summa cum laude from high school and attended Kirksville State Teachers College, majoring in physical education. Donna was employed at Sears-Roebuck Co. for 28 years in accounting as a bookkeeper. She managed the catalog store in Hannibal, Mo., for several years and later returned to Quincy and worked in appliance sales. Survivors include a daughter, Linda McGinn and her husband, Wayne, of Pueblo; a son, Daniel Farley Stork of Hannibal, Mo.; four grandchildren, Paul Farley Stork and James Farley Stork, both of Phoenix, and Caitlin McGinn and Zack McGinn, both of Pueblo; one brother, Gilbert Lee Allen and his wife, Millie, of Quincy; and a brother-in-law, Tom Aspeotis of Quincy. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack; a brother, Richard Allen; and a sister, Minnie Aspeotis. SERVICES: 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Vermont Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scott Grulke conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday in the church with Alpha Chapter 109 Order of Eastern Star conducting services at 1:15 p.m. at the church. MEMORIALS: Shriners Children's Hospital or Vermont Street United Methodist Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, 2009
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