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Donna M. Powell

Published January 22,2018

Obituary's Biography:

Donna Mae Powell, 78 of Grayslake passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Libertyville, IL.  Donna was born on May 22, 1939 in Chicago, a daughter of Maynard and Ethel Stull Powell.   Donna attended Foreman High School in Chicago and graduated in 1957.  She had a long career in the publications industry doing graphic arts. Her talents in art lead her to a love for watercolor painting.  She painted beautiful pieces with numerous paintings entered in local art shows. This is a talent and craft she shared with her late sister Ellen.  Donna had a fine appreciation for antique furniture.  She loved cats and was an avid birder who enjoyed nature and spotting a special bird.  She supported the World Wildlife Federation and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  A Cubs fan for years, she was thrilled when the Cubbies won the World Series.  Donna enjoyed reading and learning and the internet opened up a whole new way to discover.  She had an interest in her ancestry and was able to trace back many generations.  She was a social media user who enjoyed reconnecting with family and friends.  Donna was a strong woman with a good sense of humor, a fight to live and enjoy life. She will be missed.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Maynard Powell, Jr., and four sisters, Anne Yokem, Enid Johnson, Ellen Powell and Virginia Kvorka.  She is survived by many nieces and nephews.   Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Strang Funeral Home in Grayslake, IL.  Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a service at 2:00 p.m.