Donna Daughtry, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 3:37 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born October 11, 1935 in Pana, IL the daughter of Raymond and Ogretta (Schafle) Kramer. Donna graduated from Taylorville High School in 1954. She married Dale L. Daughtry November 4, 1956 at the First United Methodist Church in Millersville, IL where she was a member.


After graduation, Donna worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company for 8 ½ years. She left the company when her daughter was born in 1962. She worked for many years in the fields helping her husband farm after his heart attack. Donna was a devoted 4-H leader of the Clover Club for 13 years. After retiring from farming, she worked as a bookkeeper for Sangamon Greeting Card Company for 15 years and retired in 1999. She then worked part time for Sangamon Card Company as a bookkeeper until December 31, 2011. Donna also worked

at The Best for Less store part time and was a caregiver. To know Donna was to love her…she will be remembered for her smile and many acts of kindness and generosity.


She is survived by her daughter: Michelle (Todd) Chambers of Taylorville, IL; Grandson: Alex (Elysa) Chambers of Morrisonville, IL; Sisters: Shirley Behrends of Brownstown, IL; Carole (Roy) Swigert of Taylorville, IL; Sharon Downs of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Ray Kramer of Bingham, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and grandparents.


Visitation will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Following the visitation will be a memorial service starting at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating. Inurnment will be a t a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.


Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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