Margaret Doonan Birthday


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Originally Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 1:15 pm
Last Updated: March 25, 2013, 11:12 am
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Margaret Doonan, 1209 21st Ave., Rock Island, celebrated her 90th birthday with a family dinner on March 9 at Friendship Manor.
Margaret was born March 9, 1923. She married William Doonan on Dec. 26, 1942, in Davenport. He is deceased.
Her children are Gary (Jane) Doonan, Rome, N.Y.; and Tracy (Mary) Doonan, Reynolds. She has three grandchildren and five great-grandsons.
She grew up on a farm in rural Milan and was involved in farming with her husband for nearly 60 years. She is a longtime member of Hamlet-Perryton Presbyterian Church, Hamlet, and she now attends Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.














 



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