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Mary Mildred Donahue

December 6, 1911 June 19, 2009
Mary Mildred Donahue
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PEORIA HEIGHTS-Mary Mildred “Mil” Donahue, 97, of Peoria Heights, died at 1:40 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2009, at OSF Saint Clare Home. Mary was born on December 6, 1911, in Washington, Indiana to Edward and Mary Elizabeth Smith Watterson. She married James Patrick Donahue in Peoria, IL at St. Patrick’s Church. James died on July 13, 2000. They were married 68 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mary Patricia Gorman of Peoria; one son, James Patrick Jr. (Joanne) Donahue of West Peoria; nine grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; and one brother, Paul Watterson of Phoenix, AZ. She was preceded in death by five brothers. As a child, the family moved to Salem, IL, where she was raised. She was a graduate of the Chillicothe, MO School of Business. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Klamut officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the mass at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded after the mass. Inurnment of ashes will be in Resurrection Mausoleum at a later date. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to OSF Saint Clare Home, where she resided for five years. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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