Dewitt Obits

Donna J. Torbert

Donna J. Torbert, 84, of Kenney, IL passed away 5:17 AM, September 3, 2023 at her residence, Kenney, IL.

Graveside services 11 AM Monday, September 11, 2023 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney, IL with Ernie Harvey, Jr. and Scott Marsh officiating. The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dementia Association or the Kenney Fire & Rescue.

Donna was born August 11, 1939 in DeWitt County, IL the daughter of John and Jean (Spencer) Clifton, Sr. She married Roger W. Torbert, Sr. July 21, 1960 in Clinton, IL. 

Survivors include her husband, Roger W. Torbert, Sr., Kenney, IL, children, Roger Torbert, Jr., Harriston, IL; Treassa Crawley, Decatur, IL; Tammie (David) Green, Clinton, IL; Denise (John) Hickman, Clinton, IL; Jeffery (Amy Galloway) Torbert, Clinton, IL; Tonya (Mike) Walker, Clinton, IL; Troy Torbert, Kenney, IL, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, siblings, Sue Jordan, Hays, KS; and Shawn (Danny) Deavers, Kenney, IL. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, John T. Clifton, Jr.

Donna had worked at the Clinton Junior High School Cafeteria for 30 years, retiring in 2007.  She enjoyed gardening, walking, cooking, especially supporting her kids/grandkids sports activities. She was a diehard St. Louis Cardinal fan. Family was the most important thing in Donna’s life. Donna and her rosy red cheeks will be greatly missed by those that new and loved her.

The family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to Gentiva Hospice, especially Bonnie and Amy for their wonderful care.

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