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Donna L. (Arnett) Gibson

Canton – Donna L. (Arnett) Gibson, 50, of Canton, passed away at 11:30 PM on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at her residence. She was born on June 20, 1969 in Channelview, TX to R.J. Arnett and Barbara Miller. She married Keith Gibson on October 13, 2007 in Elmwood, IL, he survives.

Also surviving are her parents, R.J. Arnett of Hampton, TN and Barbara Miller of Davenport, IA; two children, Dorian Utsinger of Farmington and Brittany Arnett-Smith of Farmington; one granddaughter, Paytyn Kirby; one brother, William Arnett; and one sister, Annette Morris.

Donna worked as the former chief of police in Yates City, IL. She enjoyed wood burning and loved chickens.

A celebration of life will be held from 2-6 PM on November 16, 2019 at the Yates City Community Center, 101 N Union St., Yates City, IL 61572. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Bank of Yates City in Donna’s name for Medical Expenses. To make online condolences you may go to



  • randy l benson

    Reply October 28, 2019 11:00 am

    On behalf of myself and the Yates City Police Department please accent our deepest sympathies. She will be missed.

  • tom and sue plack

    Reply October 28, 2019 1:50 pm

    she was one of the best she will be missed and will be in our hearts forever

  • Larry & Jane Hammer

    Reply October 28, 2019 6:34 pm

    We were saddened by the news of Donna’s passing. She was a great neighbor and friend. Our condolences to her family.

  • dawn reynolds

    Reply October 29, 2019 10:04 pm

    Donna was a wonderful person. Always ready to lend a hand. We will miss her. Prayers to the family.

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