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Bisch Funeral Home

2931 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Donna J. Mapes

August 21, 1959December 15, 2019
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Springfield, IL-Donna J. (Theilen) Mapes, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away in the emergency room at Memorial Medical Center, Sunday, December 15, 2019.

She was born in Springfield, August 21, 1959 the daughter of Herbert and Esther (Kochman) Theilen. Her father preceded her in death December 20, 2014.

Donna was a Registered Nurse serving at St. John’s Hospital and recently with Help at Home.

Surviving are her daughter, Diedre (husband Chris) Lemon of Larned, KS, her mother, Esther Theilen of Chatham, brother, John (wife Janet) Theilen, sister Cindy (husband Mark) Ushman both of Springfield, and her bother Glenn Theilen of Chatham. She has three nieces: Clara Ushman, Jessica (husband Jason) Theilen Bangert, and Christina Ushman, a nephew, Rev. Joshua (wife Rebecca) Theilen, a great niece and four great nephews.

Cremation Rites have been accorded by the Bisch Crematory.

The Lemon and Theilen families will greet family and friends at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. Springfield, from 10:00 am until the time of a memorial service at 11:00 am Friday, January 3, 2019. Rev. Joshua Theilen will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Chatham Memorial Cemetery, Chatham, IL.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the APL or Camp Cilca.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences many be left for the family.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home 217-544-5424.

  • FAMILY

  • Herbert Theilen, Father
  • Ester Theilen, Mother
  • Diedre (Chris) Lemon, Daughter
  • John (Janet) Theilen, Brother
  • Cindy (Mark) Ushman, Sister
  • Glen Theilen, Brother
  • Clara Ushman, Niece
  • Jessica (Jason) Theilen-Bangert, Niece
  • Christina Ushman, Niece
  • Rev. Joshua (Rebecca) Theilen, Nephew
  • There is a great niece and 4 great nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Animal Protective League
  • Camp Cilca

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, January 3, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 3, 2020

Memories

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Yolanda Woods

January 17, 2020

I just wanted to tell the family that I worked with Donna for a short while at Hope. While she was there she was not only a advocate for the kids but also for the staff. She took pride in her work and I’m so proud to have known her are a few pictures that I have of Donna in her Activist role. May God continue to comfort you during this challenging time.

Linda Brown

January 3, 2020

Please know that I am sending prayers for you Aunt Esther, Cindy, John and Glenn. May God Bless you and keep you during this difficult time of loss.

Love you all.

Linda Binetsch Brown

Ann Cravens

January 2, 2020

Sending our prayers and condolences.
Ann and Mike Cravens

Connie Cardinell

January 1, 2020

I also was a co worker with Donna in Surgery at St. John's for many years. I will remember her smile and true caring spirit. Prayers and thoughts to her family and many friends.

Mary Denham

December 31, 2019

Cindy & Esther and Family:

On behalf of Women With Mission, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Donna. Know that God has her in His loving arms and she is now made perfect in His sight. God's strength and love to all of you as you go through this time of loss!

Mary Denham
Women With Mission
Trinity Lutheran Church - Springfield

Diane Crumly

December 29, 2019

I worked at SJH with Donna, she was a very good nurse. We also shared a pregnancy together, she delivered one week after I did!! She will be missed. I am sorry for your loss and also the loss of your father Scott.

Dale and JoAnn Emerson

December 28, 2019

We want to express our sorrow and prayers to her family as they are our family as well. Our sympathy during your grieving time.
Dale & JoAnn Emerson

Rebecca Cobau

December 27, 2019

I worked with Donna for many years at St John’s. She was a very dedicated nurse and always a pleasure to work with. My condolences on the loss of Donna

Sherri Slade

December 26, 2019

I worked in surgery with Donna for years. Donna was a great scrub nurse and saved many lives while working the night shift with Mary Fran. My favorite memory of Donna was when she came to my house to learn how to make chicken noodles. I am thankful that Donna was a part of my life. I am praying for support and peace for Donnas family...

Velvet Frederick

December 26, 2019

I worked many nights with Donna, so many wonderful memories I’ve shared with her. She was a very thoughtful and caring person, she will be missed. My condolences to the family and her friends.

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Biography

Springfield, IL-Donna J. (Theilen) Mapes, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away in the emergency room at Memorial Medical Center, Sunday, December 15, 2019.

She was born in Springfield, August 21, 1959 the daughter of Herbert and Esther (Kochman) Theilen. Her father preceded her in death December 20, 2014.
Donna was a Registered Nurse serving at St. John’s Hospital and recently with Help at Home.

Surviving are her daughter, Diedre (husband Chris) Lemon of Larned, KS, her mother, Esther Theilen of Chatham, brother, John (wife Janet) Theilen, sister Cindy (husband Mark) Ushman both of Springfield, and her bother Glenn Theilen of Chatham. She has three nieces: Clara Ushman, Jessica (husband Jason) Theilen Bangert, and Christina Ushman, a nephew, Rev. Joshua (wife Rebecca) Theilen, a great niece and four great nephews.

Cremation Rites have been accorded by the Bisch Crematory.

The Lemon and Theilen families will greet family and friends at Bisch Funeral Home West 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd. Springfield, from 10:00 am until the time of a memorial service at 11:00 am Friday, January 3, 2019. Rev. Joshua Theilen will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Chatham Memorial Cemetery, Chatham, IL.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the APL or Camp Cilca.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences many be left for the family.
Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home 217-544-5424.