Donna Lee Beltz

Aug 4th, 1934 - May 7th, 2019


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Fri, May. 10th, 2019 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Sat, May. 11th, 2019 11:00 AM


Oddfellows Cemetery

Sat, May. 11th, 2019 12:00 PM

Donna Lee Beltz

Energy- Donna Lee Beltz, age 84, of Energy, was surrounded by family as she passed away at 10:15pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Herrin Hospital.  She succumbed to the complications associated with many medical procedures.

Donna was born in Herrin on August 4, 1934, the daughter of Homer and Ximena (Kenner) Brown. She married Ronald Beltz at the Energy First Baptist Church on May 23, 1953. Together, they shared more than sixty-five years of marriage, wonderful memories and blessings.

Donna served the Energy community as Post Master for over 20 years greeting her customers with her infectious smile. She was a member of Grange Hall Baptist Church in Marion. She loved spending time and laughing with her family. She was an avid supporter of her grandchildren’s sporting activities, Saluki basketball, and loved watching her husband show Racking and Tennessee Walking horses.

She is survived by her husband Ronald Beltz of Energy

Son Kevin Beltz and daughter-in-law Jan (Chrestman) Beltz of Brownsburg, Indiana

Daughter Ronda DeMattei and son-in- law Mike DeMattei of Marion

Grandchildren- Dr. Ryan Beltz and wife Danielle of Columbus Ohio

     Emily DeMattei of Marion

     Brody DeMattei of Collinsville

Great granddaughter- Rowan Beltz of Columbus, Ohio

She was preceded in death by her parents of Herrin, and brother-Carl C. Brown of Hayward CA.

Funeral services to celebrate Donna’s life will be held at 11am on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Kevin McNeely and Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating.  Burial will follow at Oddfellows Cemetery in Marion. A time of visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.  For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

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3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Athena Hall

    From: Fort White, Florida

    Date: May 8, 2019

    One of my favorite people she was always so kind the world has lost one of the good ones. RIP

  • Guest: Doris GENTRY Hirtz

    From: St. Peters, Missouri

    Date: May 10, 2019

    Ronald and family, it was with deep sorrow I read of Donna’s passing. I know you will be sustained by all of the wonderful memories you shared. God Bless you and your family

  • Guest: Ed Calcaterra

    From: saint petersburg, Florida

    Date: May 12, 2019

    Wonderful lady. Our prayers with your family