Mildred L. DiGiovanna, 86, of Athens, died at 4:20 am, Thursday, January 3, 2013, at her home. She was born June 22, 1926 in Staunton, IL to Lorenzo and Martha Alice Westbrook Spring. She married Joseph J. DiGiovanna on October 3, 1942 and he preceded her in death on December 20, 2002.
Her parents, six sisters and one grandson, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter Vita (Michael) Johnson of Athens; six sons, Joseph Jr., Danny (Marie), John (Sonseeah), Pat, Steve (Cheryl) DiGiovanna all of Athens and Larry (Yvonne) DiGiovanna of North Little Rock, AR; sixteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren and one brother John Spring of Springfield.
Mildred was a homemaker and was a resident of Athens for most of her adult life.
Funeral Service: Private family services will be held with Monsignor Thomas Holinga officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church in Athens.