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Donna Kay Gregory

Birth Date: September 12, 1937
Death Date: February 24, 2017

Donna Kay Gregory, 79, of Decatur, passed away Friday morning, February 24, 2017, at McKinley Court.

Donna was born September 12, 1937, in Decatur, to John Edgar and Vina Octavia (Hinton) Likins, Jr. She loved to travel, cook for her family and friends, shopping and most of all spending time with her family.

She is survived by three children, Kevin (Robin) Gregory of Barnhart, MO, Kari (Mark) Kavanaugh of Decatur and Kent Gregory of Decatur; four grandchildren, Shannon (Kris) Daniel, Chad Stewart, Tia Gregory and Amanda Gregory; four great-grandchildren, Keirra, Evelyn, Jett and Olivia; two brothers, John (Colleen) Likins of Decatur and Ronald (Janice) Likins of Cerro Gordo, and sister, Marilyn Babb of Macon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Donna Gregory will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to McKinley Court Activity Fund 500 West McKinley Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526 or the donor’s choice.

The family of Donna Gregory is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Funeral Service
February 27, 2017
1:30 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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February 27, 2017
12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Kevin, Keri, and Kent. John and I are sorry for your loss. I know your mother must have been a wonderful, caring, giving and vivacious woman by knowing the three great people she raised. We send our love and prayers.
    Donna was so generous with time. She went out of her way to help Keri purchase a puppy that John and my children wanted to suprise me with for my birthday. Donna stopped what she was doing to go to the bank, get cash to pay for, and go get the puppy. Then she drove to deliver my puppy to Keri. Keri then made the delivery to John. She did not know me but she was happy to help.
    My little pup will always remind me of a generous woman that I wish I could have known.
    Rest in peace Dear Donna.
    Condolences to all her family and friends.

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