Donald Eugene Norris, 75, of Springfield, died at 12:54 am, Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born December 12, 1935 in Jacksonville, Illinois to Kenneth and Eleanor Walker Norris. He married Jacqueline Connaughton on June 5, 1965 and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Martha (Daniel) O’Sullivan of Tampa, FL; two grandchildren, Megan & Erin O’Sullivan and one brother-in-law, Howard Schone of Jacksonville.
His parents and one sister, Patricia Schone preceded him in death.
Donald was a member of St. Agnes Church and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He attended Routt High School in Jacksonville and graduated from Loyola University of Chicago. He received his Masters Degree from University of Illinois, Springfield in Health Services.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Friday, July 29, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5:00 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 am, Saturday, July 30, 2011 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.
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