Donna Lee Oberline
Donna Lee Oberline
  • August 9, 1934 - May 16, 2017
  • Springfield, Illinois

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Donna L. Oberline 1934-2017

Springfield, IL-Donna Lee Oberline, 82, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away at 5:27 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield.

She was born August 9, 1934 in Springfield, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy (Davidson) Alverson. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1952. Donna met Robert Oberline when both worked for Illini Motors. They fell in love and were married at the Jerome United Methodist Church February 12, 1954 and shared more than 60 years of marriage before Bob passed away December 15, 2014.

Primarily a homemaker, Donna was also a member of the Red Hat Society, and an early online computer user, joining the Prodigy service in the 1980's. She loved sewing, crafts, and designing greeting cards on her computer. She loved dogs, especially her beloved Taffy. She enjoyed flowers of all kinds, but was most fond of Bob's pink roses grown in their garden. She regularly fed the many birds and squirrels that populated her backyard. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Thomas Oberline of Springfield and Michael (Marcella) Oberline of Virden. She has two grandchildren; Tanya (Scott) Cox of Springfield, and Tom (Patricia) Gentry of Athens, IL. There are eight grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, her step-brother, Ben (Beth) Kiningham of Petersburg, IL and her step-sister, Cheryl (Art) Zahn or Delores, CO. She is also survived by her two cousins; Joe (Mary Jean) McHugh of Springfield, and Kathy Shauger of Bandon, OR, and her "second" family --- those who so lovingly cared for her; Angie (Janae) Miller, Beckie (Ron) Spencer, Jessica Sloan, Bridget Jokisch and Kate Glasscock.

Visitation and Service: The Oberline family will receive friends on Monday, May 22, 2017 at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, IL from 11:00 am until the time of services at 12:00 noon. Rev. Nicole Cox will officiate. Burial will follow in Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, IL.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions in her name to the Animal Protective League 1001 Taintor Rd. Springfield, IL 62702

Please visit the online "Life Remembered Story" at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West 217-544-5424