The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 4, 2014

Donabelle McBee

The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — Donabelle McBee, 93, of Virden, formerly of Danville, passed away at 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her home.

She was born on May 30, 1920, in Danville, the daughter of E. Franklin and O. Evalo Darnall Griffith of Sidell.

She married Chester Evans, who was the father of her three children, Lorne Allison and Donald McBee, all of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by a son, Franklin Evans of Alamagordo, N.M.; two daughters, Donna (Punky) Ice of Georgetown and Barbara (Bob) Grissom of Virden; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a step great-grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ella Mae Hamm and Betty Evans of Danville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wilbur and Steven “Fuzzy” Griffith; and four sisters, Anna Jean Griffith, Helen “Susie” Rupert, Margie Rucker and Faye Hillary.

Donabelle was a homemaker, and she loved to travel and play cards and games.

A visitation for Donabelle McBee will be 1-3 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville at 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Burial and graveside service will immediately follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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