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Donna J. Whitehouse

Donna J. Whitehouse, 77, of Bloomington, passed away at 2:05 P.M., Monday, October 23, 2017, in Heritage Health, Bloomington.
Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Friday, October 27, 2017, at Tri-Valley Baptist Church, Bloomington.  Her funeral will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 28, 2017, also at the church.  Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. in Chandler Cemetery, Chandlerville, IL.  Memorial donations may be made to PATH Crisis Center - TELEPHONE ROOM, 201 E. Grove St., Suite 2A, Bloomington, IL 61701.
Donna was born January 6, 1940, in Chandlerville, IL, to George Wade and Marguerite Hohimer Hampton.  She was married to Carl Gazelle and they had one son, Greg.  She later married Donald Whitehouse.
Surviving are two sons, Michael (partner, Joseph Tunson) Whitehouse, Los Angeles, CA and Patrick (Jeannie) Whitehouse, New Smyrna Beach, FL; sisters, Ruth (Wiley) Sanders, Adkins, TX and Wadine Mibb, Chandlerville; six grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Bruce (Joyce) Whitehouse; sister-in-law, Donna Mae Morefield; several loving nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Greg Gazelle; husband, Don Whitehouse; and sister, Kae Hunt.
Donna retired from State Farm after 30 years of service.  She started with one of the major construction contractors for the State Farm headquarters building.  She then became a secretary for State Farm in 1973, retiring from the Creative Service Department in 2003.  After retirement, she volunteered with PATH Crisis Center.  She served as treasurer for Tri-Valley Baptist Church for many years.  She was a fan of ISU women's basketball, attending games for many years. 
Donna was a loving mother; a sister; grandmother; great-grandmother; an aunt; and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.