Donna Reynolds


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Posted Online: April 12, 2014, 6:16 pm
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Donna Joanne Reynolds, 79, of Moline, passed away on April 12, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline, after an extended illness.
Private services will be held. Entombment will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.
Donna Joanne Dice was born in Wyandotte, Mich., to Donald O. and Dorothy E. Dice. Donna attended schools in Dearborn, Mich., South Euclid, Ohio, Chicago and Glen Ellyn, Ill. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in liberal arts, Donna taught in the Decatur, Ill., schools as a speech therapist.
While at the University of Illinois, Donna was recognized as one of the top freshman students in Liberal Arts and Sciences. She was president of Zeta Phi Eta, a speech honorary, and was a member and treasurer of Alpha Phi sorority.
In 1956, she married Douglas W. Reynolds, of East Moline, in Waynesboro, Va. While raising her two children, Donna was a Girl Scout leader at Ridgewood School in East Moline, a member of American University Women and a Paul Harris Fellow. Donna enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, working cross stitch, doing crossword puzzles and taking care of their dogs.
Donna considered her family her top priority and was an especially supportive and caring wife and mother. She loved going to all of her family's activities.
Survivors include her husband, Doug; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sherry Reynolds, Moline; daughter, Sherri Hildebrand and her partner, Beth Ward, Mackinaw, Ill.; grandchildren, William (Megan) Rogers, Noblesville, Ind., Carolyn Rogers, Jacksonville, Fla., Alexandra, Jonathan and Jackson Reynolds, Suni (Michael) Leinart; and great-grandchildren, August and Avery Leinart, all of Moline. Both of her parents and infant twin girls predeceased her.
As Donna requested, private family services will be held, with entombment in the family mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center or the East Moline Foundation.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.












 




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