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Donna M. Ewing

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[April 13, 2016]  ARMINGTON - Donna M. Ewing, 79, of Armington passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Bickford House in Bloomington.


Visitation: Saturday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta

Service: Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home

Funeral home: Quiram Peasley Funeral Home, Atlanta


Donna M. Ewing, Ed. D., of Armington, passed away at 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at Bickford House in Bloomington.

A Memorial Service will be held April 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Burial will follow in the McLean Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on April 16, at the funeral home prior to the service.

Cremation Rites have been accorded.

Donna Marie Cook was born April 16, 1936, in McLean, the daughter of Aaron and Idella Foust Cook, Sr. She married Nathaniel H. "Nate" Ewing, Sr. on December 24, 1954, in Atlanta. He preceded her in death on September 1, 2015.

Mrs. Ewing is survived by her children: Nathaniel "Nate" Ewing, Jr. of Bloomington and Cindy Ewing of Nashville, Tenn.; and two brothers: Roger (Mary Jane) Cook of Bloomington and Aaron Cook, Jr. of Camp Verde, Ariz.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and two brothers: Johnnie Cook and Jerry Cook.

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Mrs. Ewing was a 1954 graduate of Atlanta Community High School. In June 1971, she received her Bachelor of Education from Illinois State University where she had been a member of Kappa Delta Pi. She completed her Masters of Education at Illinois State University in 1974. In May 1991, Donna received her Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) from the University of Illinois, where she had been a member of Omicron Tau Theta, a national honorary professional graduate society. Donna was also a member of Phi Delta Kappa, a professional organization for educators. Mrs. Ewing taught at Illinois Central College in East Peoria from 1974 through 1997, as a Professor of Business Occupations.

Donna was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in rural McLean and Armington City Council.

Memorials may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church Roof Fund, Armington Rescue Squad, or Hopedale Medical Complex.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

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