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“Candance, Tamara & Family. I wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear of your mothers passing. She was a sweet and loving woman. I just found...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Brian Murphy - Springfield, IL

“I tried to do this earlier with the other message so u could have this from us WE LOVE YA SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH MAMA ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Candice Smith-McMasters

“Mom me and the kids miss ya so much I'm doing the right things just so ya know it has been crazy and we still need ya to watch over us life throws so...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Candice Smith-McMasters - IL

“Donna was a very sweet person. She will be missed by all who knew her. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce Andris - Jacksonville, IL

“Candice and Family. We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We know she will be dearly missed by all of you. We pray that you all can find...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa and Larry McMasters - IL

“Candace and family, My family and I are sadden by the passing of Donna. We had a lot of great times at the Ideal. She will be missed so much. We...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Cherie O'Neill - Springfield, IL

“Candice and family im sorry for the lost of your mother she was a very special woman my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need if you...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tonya - Family friend


Donna Jean Smith, 63, of Springfield passed away at 10:57 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at her home.

Donna was born on September 30, 1946 in Springfield, the daughter of beloved father, Frank and Eileen Johnson Riech and biological father, Harold Havener.

She was a graduate of Springfield High School and worked at the Sangamon County tax office. She was a member of the Southfork Dancers and the American Legion Post 32. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, being outdoors, fishing and camping.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Adam Cellini-Dunn and Jennifer Randazzo-Dunn; an uncle, Red Johnson; and two cousins. Vann and David Johnson.

She is survived by one son, Edward Lee (wife, Suzanne) Dunn of Springfield; two daughters, Candice McMasters and Tamara “Tami” (Jan) Smith, both of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Justin and Tanna Smith, Dylan, Drew, Joseph and Jeanie Dunn, Brent Jamison and Kiara McMasters; one great-grandchild, Mariah Rickman; two brothers, Steven and Rick Havenar, both of Springfield; three sisters, Debbie Havenar and Caroline (husband, Sherwood) Danenberger, both of Springfield, and Barb (husband, Harvey) Goetsch of Florida; and three nephews, Mark Hamrick of Indiana, Mike Hamrick of Colorado and Charles Shipman of Springfield.

Cremation will be accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

A memorial ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Please visit Donna’s online life story at www.lincolnlandcs.com to offer your condolences.