Haywood, Donna J. 73, of Montgomery passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014 at her home. She was born March 23, 1940 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Henry and Mabel (Rice) Haywood. Donna worked for the Beacon News for several years as well as the Schorr Paper Company in Aurora. Donna was an avid lover of wildlife and maintained a back-yard habitat program through the National Wildlife Federation. She was also involved in the TNR (Trap Neuter - Release) program through the Adopt a River Cat organization in Wayne, IL. Donna is survived by her two children, Josie (John Coffey) Nash of Sugar Grove, IL, Ray (Christine) Kaisher of Columbia, MO; her two grandchildren, Cory Nash and Patrick Nash of Aurora IL; her sister, Lucinda Sottosanto of Burbank IL; and her dear friends, Don Bradley, Leo Nash, and Susan and Phil Taylor, of Montgomery IL. Donna's family would like to thank Dr. Palmer for his continual support, dedication and service in providing care to their mother over the past 30 years. Additionally, they would like to thank Dr. Goodwin and Sue Amoni, RN for the kind and compassionate care that they have shown in the most difficult times. In keeping with Donna's wishes, private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL. For further information please call (630) 466-1330 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook. Memorials in her name can be made to the Adopt a River Cat organization or the National Wildlife Federation.
Published in Beacon News on Feb. 16, 2014