Donna De Paola | Obituaries

May 17, 1940
22 October 2021

Donna Ray (Norris) De Paola, 81, died on Friday 22 October 2021 at her home in Effingham.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with interment at Arborcrest Memorial Park. Visitations will be held from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to Effingham Animal Rescue Sanctuary (EARS). Online condolences can be expressed at
Donna was born on May 17, 1940 in Saint-Louis, daughter of Raymond and Beulah (Dycus) Norris. She married Thomas H. “Spike” De Paola in January 1962 and he was predeceased on October 21, 2000. Donna retired from Electro-Motive GM
Donna is survived by her daughters, Kelly (Kyle) Kane of Mokena and Gina De Paola of Effingham; adopted daughters, Jeanne Sutton and Christina Herboth; siblings, Jim (Elaine) Norris of Willow Springs, Charlotte Norris, Mary (Dan) Hoffman, Debbie (Kevin) Grigg, Connie (Rick) Brockett, Ray Norris and Larry Norris, all of Effingham; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and grand-nephews.
Donna was predeceased by her parents; husband; stepmother, Doris Norris and brother, Mike Norris.
Donna’s family would like to especially thank Dr Kowalski and his nurses, Nicole and Theresa and Dr James Wade III of Effingham Oncology for their compassionate care.

Published on 24 October 2021

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