Donna Lucille Sloan

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Donna Lucille Sloan
June 6, 1933—May 13, 2019

Dr. Donna Lucille Sloan died May 13, 2019 at Macomb, Illinois. She was born June 6, 1933 to W. Leroy Sloan and Leta Sloan. She graduated from Volga High School and worked several years in Elkader before attending Iowa State University where she earned her undergraduate degree.

She taught home economics in Clear Lake and Marengo, IA. Donna returned to ISU to get her master’s degree. After obtaining it, she got a position teaching textiles and clothing at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL where she taught until her retirement. During her tenure she earned a PHD from Ohio State University.

Donna was an active member of Wesley United Church and also a member of AARP, PEO and University Women. She was an avid bridge player and played Mexican dominoes. Donna had many fiends especially her best friend, her cat Oreo.

Donna is survived by her sister, Doris and brother-in-law Leo Buckley from Des Moines, her niece, Janet and husband Nathan Weeden and nephew, Jerry Buckley, all from Des Moines.

Her last years were spent residing at Wesley Village in Macomb, Ill a victim of Alzheimer’s.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation was from 10 to 11a.m. Wednesday at the church. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Volga Cemetery in Volga, Iowa.

Memorials can be sent to Wesley Village or Wesley United Church both in Macomb. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb handled the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.
 

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