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Clara J. Donoho, 94, of Bluford, Illinois passed away at 9:05 P.M. Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Thursday, May 18, 1922 in Irvington, Illinois to parents, Elmer and Cora (Raines) Outland. She married Orville A. Donoho on May 18, 1941 in Kahokia, Missouri and he preceded her in death on August 7, 1991.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 12, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia, Illinois.
A Visitation will be from Noon to Service Time 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 12, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Clara is survived by her two sons, Edwin Donoho of Mount Vernon, Missouri and Lanny Donoho of Alpharetta, Georgia; daughter, Janet Johnson and husband Dennis of Panama City, Florida; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents; stepmother, Huey Raines Outland; husband; son, Leon Donoho; five sisters, Eleanor Fritz, Pauline Williams, Evelyn Shields, Eula Foshee, and Omal Whalen; three brothers, Earl Outland, Millard "Mickey" Outland, and Hubert Outland; and one infant sister, Norma Jean Outland preceded her in death.
Ms. Donoho worked at a health store in Mount Vernon and later as a secretary for her husband's Real Estate Agency and was a member of First Baptist Church in Bluford, Illinois.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on December 9, 2016
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