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Donis Sue Hall

Canton – Donis Sue Hall, 70, of Canton, IL passed away at 11:34pm on Friday, February 14, 2020 at The Loft. She was born on February 25, 1949 in Canton to Charles Robert and Frieda Edith (Segler) Southwood.

Surviving is her sister, Kay Melz of Farmington and her niece, Erin (Chris) Lucas of Canton.

Donis was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Lois Swadinsky.

Donis was a teacher for 35 years, beginning her career in Dunfermline, and retiring from Ingersoll Middle School as a 5th grade teacher. Donis attended Shields Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Canton, where she sang in the choir and frequently volunteered for the church. She was also a member of the Fulton County Unit 30 Illinois Retired Teachers’ Association, a sustaining member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Sorority, and the Red Hat Society. Donis volunteered for the Spoon River College Literacy Program and Love, INC. where she was also a director.

Donis spent much of her time helping elderly people, and making a difference in the community. She loved history, genealogy, reading, puzzles, traveling, and her furry best friend, Buddy.

A visitation will be held from 5-7pm on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Services will be held at 10am on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Shields Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Canton, IL. Rev. David Meader will officiate. Burial will follow at Shields Chapel Cemetery in rural Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Fulton County Humane Society. To make online condolences you may go to


  • Ruth Loebach

    Reply February 19, 2020 7:46 am

    Sorry to here about Donis’ passing. I taught with her at Dunfermline Grade School. I know she struggled with her health for many years. May she rest she be at peace now.

  • Marcia Anderson-Myers

    Reply February 24, 2020 7:55 am

    So very sorry to hear about Donis’ passing. She was in my sister Janice’s class. She will be missed but I am sure she is with her family who has gone before her. She is in Heaven. Our deepest sympathy.

  • Cheryl (Cheri) Warren

    Reply February 24, 2020 7:21 pm

    I was shocked to hear of Donis’s passing. I have been trying to contact her for many weeks. Donis and I were roommates at Western and we would communicate throughout the year, but I had not heard anything for awhile. Please contact me and tell me what caused her death. I know she had health issues but did not think they were this serious. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

  • Brooke Johnson

    Reply February 26, 2020 1:45 am

    Sorry to hear of her passing . I will always remember Ms Hall I went to Dunfermline school where she taught some grades above me ,and I had her for 5th grade at Ingersoll she was always so nice to me and even after I was out of school she always would ask me how I was she was one of my favorite teachers may she rest in peace

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