Donna J. Early of Naperville since 1978 Donna J. Early (nee Allen), 69, formerly of Downers Grove, Ill., died suddenly Monday, July 4, 2011, at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, as result of an accident. She was born June 17, 1942, in Galesburg, Ill. She was the beloved wife of William J. "Bill" Early, whom she married Nov. 28, 1964; loving mother of the late Kevin Todd Early, Patrick Early, Sean (Dawn) Early and Meghan Early; adored grandmother of Bailey and Nicholas Early, Angela Wenburg; devoted daughter of Weldon and Marie Allen; dear sister of Nancy (Mike) Barton, Pam Silkwood and John (Jane) Allen; and fond aunt of many. Donna grew up in Galesburg, graduated from Galesburg High School and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Naperville and enjoyed biking and camping. Visitation is Friday, July 8, 4 to 8 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Services will begin Saturday, July 9, 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr., Naperville. A luncheon reception will follow at church. Future inurnment will be in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville. In lieu of flowers, memorials to may be made to Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship. Checks should be made out to University of Illinois Foundation, c/o Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship. Please mail to University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801. For information 630-355-0213, www.friedrich-jones.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 6, 2011