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Donna J. Dodson

September 5, 1932 - April 24, 2015

Donna J. Dodson, 82, of Springfield, died at 3:30 am, Friday, April 24, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Home. She was born September 5, 1932 in Springfield. She was the second oldest daughter of the late Emmerson W. and Florence Stufflebeam Hamrick. She married Ernest E. Dodson of Springfield on May 31, 1952 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Emmerson “Jim” Hamrick and sister, Phyllis Hamrick.

Donna retired from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She enjoyed gardening and attending St. Louis Cardinal Baseball games. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish and resided at St. Joseph’s Home at the time of her death.

Donna is survived by her husband, Ernest; son, David (Michele) Dodson of Springfield; daughters, Deborah Dodson of O’Fallon, Susan Dodson of Springfield and Judi (Ted) Anderson of Midway, GA; her brother George (Sudy) Hamrick of Springfield; her sister, Blanche Fickas of Tucson, AZ; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 4-6 pm, Monday, April 27, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 4 pm.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Church with Reverend Steven Janoski officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Prayer service will be at 4:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Time: 10:30 am

St. Joseph Church


1345 N. 6th Street, Springfield, IL, 62702

217-544-7426 Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Camp Butler National Cemetery


5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL, 62707

(217) 492-4070 Map

Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the St. Joseph’s Home, 3306 South 6th Street, Springfield, IL 62703.

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