Mabee, Donna Lee 72, of Aurora, for 38 years, tried to battle lung cancer but passed away peacefully at home surrounded by all of her children and family on Saturday, June 18, 2011. She was born on November 26, 1938 in Fort Wayne, IN, daughter of the late Russell and Helen (Borne) Hemmelgarn. Donna worked at DC Electronics in Aurora and then went to Swiss Controls in Batavia until she retired in 2004. She is survived by her children, Robert (Genoveva) Mabee, Bonnetta Poland, Russell Mabee, Donnetta Sherwood and Reyna (Melvin) Segundo-Miller; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn (Larry) Schaeffer, Mary Lou (Raymond) Lopez, Doris Jean (Ronald) Miller, Kay Ann (John) Shank ; Linda Hemmelgarn and Wanda (John) Boehme. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Hemmelgarn. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 20, 2011 from 5 PM 8 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Burial will take place in Fort Wayne, IN. For information 630-897-9291 or visit www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.
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Published in Beacon News on June 20, 2011