March 23, 2022
Donna Rae Boone-Walker, 80, formerly of Gillespie, Ill., died peacefully at her home in London, Ky. She was born on Aug. 1, 1941, and was the only child of Estell Bernard and Myrtle Lucille (Kahl) Boone. Donna married Harold Earl Walker on July 6, 1963, at the First Christian Church in Gillespie. He preceded her in death on March 18, 1996.
Donna graduated from Gillespie High School in 1959 and later attended St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield and graduated in 1963. Over her 50-year nursing career, she served in two local hospitals, Carlinville Area Hospital and St. Francis Hospi...