Donna J. Locke

Canton – Donna J. Locke, 88, of Canton, passed away at 7:50 AM on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Clayberg Nursing Home. She was born on March 8, 1929 in Canton to Harold and Violet (Malmgren) Phillips. She married Edward Locke Sr. on March 8, 1947 in Cuba, IL, he preceded her in death in June 19, 2000.

Donna is also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Jolene Hill.

Surviving are three children, Ed (Pam) Locke Jr. of Canton, Barbara Bryant of Canton, and Don (Nancy) Locke of Cuba; seven grandchildren, Stacie (Todd) Randall, Ryan (Michelle) Locke, Neely (Jason) Hart, Julie (David) Barrett, Brandi (Mike) Howarter, Dawnelle Locke, and Jason Locke; twelve great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Sharon) Phillips of Glasford and Darrell (Linda) Phillips of Farmington; and her cat, Peanut.

Donna worked at Phillips Greenhouse and later worked in retail sales at Spurgeon’s in Canton. She was a member of Covenant Community Church in Canton. Donna loved to eat out at various restaurants, especially loving biscuits and gravy. She also loved cardinal birds and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Pastor Jason Phillips will officiate. Burial will follow the services at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Clayberg Nursing Home or Fulton County Humane Society. To view Donna’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to


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8 Responses to Donna J. Locke

  1. Linda Barrow says:

    So very sorry to hear of Donna passing. Hugs and prayers to all of the family. We will be in Iowa so won’t be able to be at services. Our sympathy and prayers are with all of you. Love you!

  2. Linda (Anderson) Walter says:

    Thoughts & Prayers are with All the Family!

  3. Howard Daniel Soper says:

    To the Locke and Phillips families :So sorry for your loss at this time of year -God’s comfort and peace be with you all -Danny Soper.

  4. Cathy Hazelwood says:

    Sincere sympathy & condolences;
    My prayers & thoughts are with you during this time of grieving.
    Cathy Bryant Hazelwood

  5. Edward Goodwin says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She was a great lady.

  6. Robert Breckenridge says:

    I am very sorry to read of Donna’s passing. There was a period in my life when my mother worked with her at the Phillips greenhouse and when my mother would come home and gladly recount how pleasant Donna has caused their workday to have been. I’ll gratefully remember her as a cheerful and fun-loving person. I send heartfelt condolences to Eddie, Barb and Donnie and their families.

  7. Miriam (Spyres) Simerly says:

    My sympathy to the family of Donna Locke. She and my mother were very good friends. I have many memories of visits between our families and of her at the greenhouse. May pleasant memories lessen your sorrow.

  8. Sharon (Nebergall) Bosserman says:

    Jason, Dawnelle, and family members,
    Donna was a very nice lady! I’m glad I got to know her some years ago. My sympathies to you! Keep the good memories close to your heart!

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