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Joyce E. Donahue

September 30, 1936 May 11, 2020
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Joyce Elizabeth Donahue 83 of Peru passed away May 11 at 2:10PM with family by her side at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry. Cremation rites have been accorded. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. The Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle is assisting the family.
Joyce was born in Peru on September 30, 1936 to Ralph and Hazel (Baker) Morrow.
She was a well-respected nurse for 44 years (1957-2001) throughout her profession. She retired from Illinois Valley Community Hospital.
She belongs to the Zion United Church of Christ in Peru. She enjoyed being a teacher for Sunday School. She was the Secretary to the Board of Christian Education.
Her family had her unconditional love. Family and friends will remember her humorous wit and smile. She was very passionate towards dogs. Throughout her life she had several rescue dogs.
She is survived by:
1 Daughter: Beth (Tony) Coutre of Peru.
1 Son: Brian (Sandra) Donahue of St. Peters MO.
Grandchildren: Amanda, Alison, Abby and Anna Coutre, Brandon and Brady Donahue.
Step Grandson: Kenneth Ogle.
Great Grandchildren: Greyson Donahue
Step Great Grandchildren: Katie, Danielle, and Serenity Ogle.
Brother: Lyle (Kathleen) Morrow of West Chicago
Sisters: Norma (Gerald) Dugdale of N. Aurora IL, and Holly (Robert) Antkowiak Peru.
Preceded in death by: Patrick Donahue
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