Donna Yelm


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Posted Online: Jan. 04, 2013, 5:17 pm
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Donna R. Yelm, 69, of Aledo, passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at her home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Bewley Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Aledo. Burial will be at Aledo Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Donna Yelm Memorial Fund as established at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bewleyfuneralhome.com.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1943, in Rock Island, the daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth Van Vleck Dillon. She married Clare Yelm in 1959. They later divorced.
She loved kids, her pets and helping others. She was an avid mother and grandmother.
Those left to honor Donna's memory include daughters, Elizabeth (Bud) Kissell and Millisa "Milly" Yelm, Aledo; grandchildren, Raymond Kissell and Kimberly (Tony) Hainline, Aledo, and Dustin Kissell, Keithsburg; great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Arabella Hainline; brother, Art (Kathy) Dillon, East Moline; and special friend, Aaron Shaw.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Marcus Yelm; and one brother, Thomas Dillon.












 




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