Donna K. Finch

Donna K. Finch,
nee Tipton, 72, of Maryville, Illinois, formerly of Belleville, IL, born Thursday, November 16, 1939, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Friday, November 9, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Donna retired as an Administrator for Attorney General's Office.

She was preceded in death by her:
      Husband: Norman Wayne Finch
      Parents: Dona and Mary C., nee Barg, Tipton
      Sister: Billie Jean Martin

Surviving are her:

  • Daughters
    • Terri Finch of Alexandria, VA
    • Sherri Lehman of McLean, VA
  • Brother: Thomas Tipton of Belleville, IL
  • Sister: Sharon Hornbostel of Belleville, IL
  • Grandchildren
    • Stephen Lehman
    • Olivia Lehman
  • Sister-in-law: Cindy Sheehan of Maryville, IL
  • Numorous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Christian Activity Center 540 N. Sixth St., East St. Louis, IL 62201.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, November 12, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Jack Kurrelmeyer officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Donna K. Finch:

    Dear Terri and Sherri,
    It has been a pleasure to have you and your mother in our lives all these years. I am so blessed that my mother had a great friend as Donna and I know she is welcoming her right now up in heaven! We all have so many wonderful memories together. I wish I could be there to comfort you, but know that you two will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please don't hesitate to let our family know what we can do to assist you in this time of sorrow. Luv you,

    Julie Modde (Zipfel) Fort Mill SC 29708

    Sherri and Terri, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you are comforted by the many warm memories you and everyone has of your mother. She was one fun, kind, caring lady. She was an inspiration to many - always had a smile, and triumphed over adversity. She beamed about you girls - you made her so proud. Our family is grateful that she was such a good neighbor and great friend to all of us, especially my mom. They were two peas in a pod. In my heart, I believe that she and my mom are up in heaven, drinking coffee/wine, smoking cigarettes and laughing -- having their own porch party! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers -- we've all been thinking of you. Please let us know what we can help with -- we'll be there for you. Much love and many hugs.

    Lynn (Zipfel) Venhaus Belleville IL 62223

    Sending our sympathy to all of Donna's family members. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend to my mom(Pauline) since the first grade. We will miss you dearly. May you rest in peace Donna. God bless you and your family during this very difficult time. Love you

    Shari Ruff Bellevue Ne 68123

    Dear Sherri and Terri,
    We are so sorry for your loss, Donna your dear mother was such a neat person and always kind and giving to my family. We all loved her so much. It's very hard to lose a great mother, as I did. My best advice is to always talk about her and keep her spirit alive daily like she is still with you. It takes a lot of time to heal, but always remember she is watching over you. I am sorry I couldn't be there for the services, and fortunate other family members are attending. Ken, Abbey, Nick and I send our deepest sympathy. She is now in peace, in Heaven with "Riv."
    Love, Mary

    Mary C Gastro Woodland Hills CA 91364

    sending thoughts of love and peace to all

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