Donna L. McCauley, Rockford, IL

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December 26, 2015

June 10, 1927 - December 14, 2015

Donna L. McCauley, 88, of Rockford, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. She was born June 10, 1927, in Sterling, the daughter of Howard and Marjorie Vera (Sampson) Short. Donna married Donald K. McCauley on May 24, 1958, in Rockford. Donna enjoyed cooking, baking, ceramics, decorating, playing cards, dancing and especially gardening. She also enjoyed watching soap operas and taking afternoon naps in between her favorite shows. Donna loved to organize family reunions, and most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include children: Cindy Pearson of Rockford, Diane (John) Gorecki of Milwaukee, WI, Danny Thorpe of Machesney Park, Pat McCauley of Machesney Park; grandchildren: Michelle (Dutch) Gribble, Chad (Kim) Larkin, Amber Gorecki, Collin Thorpe, Ryan Thorpe, Cory Killerlain, Lukas Anderson; great-grandchildren: Garrett Doty, Gavyn Doty, Taylor O’Livier, Ella O’Livier, Ava Juarez, Makenna Thorpe; brothers, Tom (Susan) Short, Jerry (Pam) Short; sister, Marlene Iverson; special nieces, Delores Lane, Helen Reynolds; best friends, Wreatha Edgar, Mary Margaret Carrole; and several loving nieces and nephews. Donna was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Donald; brothers, Bob Short, Bill Short; sisters: Jackie Greenwood, Barbara Farson, Ginger Burke, and Sue Dray.

A special heartfelt thank you to Rosewood Care Center and Transitions Hospice for their loving and compassionate care

for our mother.

Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at HEARTLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH, 1280 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, with a visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service at the CHURCH. Memorials may be given to the family. HONQUEST FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES WITH CREMATORY - MULFORD CHAPEL, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park, is honored to have assisted the family. To share a memory or condolence please visit www.honquestfh.com

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