Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 20, 2013

Jean Ann Donley

TRAVERSE CITY — Jean Ann Donley passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, surrounded by her children.

Born Sept. 15, 1923, in Ann Arbor, she was the daughter of Sid and Mary (Degarie) Johnson. She married Elmer “Jeff” Davis who preceded her in death in March of 1944. She married Thomas E. Donley on Oct. 7, 1946, at Holy Angels Chapel in Traverse City. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2007.

Jean Ann is survived by her children, Pamela Davis Weber (John Lannin), Michael T. Donley, Thomas J. Donley (Marsha Krider), Mary Sue (Geff) Heidbrink and Jean E. Donley. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Suzanne Weber, Rebecca (Kevin) Morrison, and Eric Weber; and three great-grandchildren, Joel, Josh and Sydney Morrison.

Jean Ann attended St. Francis and went on to graduate from Marywood in Grand Rapids. She then attended Michigan State University. She and her husband, Tom, owned and operated Modern Cleaners for many years. Jean Ann was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. She was very involved in the community and was past grand regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, past president of the Daisy Chain, recipient of the Daisy of the Year in 1980 and recipient of the Rotary Paul Harris Award given to her for service above herself in 1997. Jean Ann also served on the Munson Auxiliary and had volunteered almost 20,000 hours at Munson Hospital. Volunteering at the hospital was one of her greatest pleasures.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday May 22, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Traverse City. In lieu of flowers and donations, the family requests that you perform a random act of kindness in Jean Ann’s memory.

The family would like to thank all of the people who loved and cared for her especially the caregivers at Country Pleasures, who treated her like family. A special thank-you to David North from Comfort Keepers.

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