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Regina Celeste Donelan

September 4, 1927 - November 8, 2017

Regina C. Donelan, 90 of Springfield, died at 4:45 am, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Heritage Health Care. She was born September 4, 1927 in Springfield, to James and Regina (Zimmerman) Coogan. She married Thomas Donelan and he preceded her in death in 1999.

Survivors include two sons, Paul M. (Malissa “Missy” Wyzard) Donelan and Thomas M. Donelan; one daughter-in-law, Jeannie Baldes Donelan; six grandchildren, James (Cassandra Musgrave), Steve, Tara, Matthew, Paul and Tommy; six great grandchildren, Luke, Michael, Elizabeth, John, Nicholas and Andrew and one sister, Rosemarie Coogan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, John Donelan; one daughter, Barbara Ann Donelan; two brothers, John and James and two sisters, Cecelia Jane Richmond and Catherine Vestal.

Regina was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grade School and Sacred Heart Academy. She worked as a secretary in the Illinois State Senate and retired from the Attorney General’s Office.

She was a member of the Women’s Club of Springfield; St. Joseph’s Home Rosemary Circle Coterie and several card clubs. She volunteered at St. John’s Hospital Samaritans and Caregivers Interfaith Volunteer Service.

She was a member of St. Agnes parish and attended Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

Visitation: 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. A prayer service will be held at 4 pm.

Funeral Mass: 11 am, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with Reverend Braden Maher and Reverend Joseph Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Health End of Life Care Unit or the Animal Protective League.

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Service Information

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception


524 E Lawrence Ave
Springfield, IL 62703

217-522-3342 Map

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Health End of Life Care Unit or the Animal Protective League.

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