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Donna J. Douglas

July 12, 1943 - July 14, 2009

SPRINGFIELD – Donna J. Douglas, 66, of Springfield died at 5:48 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born July 12, 1943, in Springfield, the daughter of Ora and Bessie Troutt Blankenship Sr. She married James F. Douglas Sr. on May 10, 1964. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, William Douglas; four sisters, Helen Bollinger, Evelyn Kidd, Shirley Morris and Juanita Baldarrama; three brothers, Louis Whetzel and Robert and Francis Babe Blankenship.

Mrs. Douglas was a lifelong resident of Springfield. She was a home health-care aide.

She enjoyed traveling to Branson, listening to Waylon Jennings and tending to her flowers.

Surviving are her husband, James F. Douglas Sr. of Springfield; two sons, James F. (fiancee, Lisa Hudson) Douglas Jr. of New Berlin and Stacy Douglas of Los Angeles; a granddaughter, Madison Douglas; three sisters, Almeda Horsfall of Michigan and Denzil DeVaney and Linda Marvel, both of Springfield; three brothers, William (Janet) Blankenship of Dawson, Ora Blankenship Jr. of Springfield and Fred (Nancy) Blankenship of New Berlin; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1 p.m. until time of memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home with Vaughn Beeman officiating.

The family requests that memorials be made to the family of Donna J. Douglas.

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