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Donna Jeanne Ingram Moss

d. December 21, 2022


Donna Jeanne Ingram Moss, age 88, of Athens, went home to be with the Lord on December 21, 2022, at her home.

Donna was born March 18, 1934 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Thurman, Sr. and Kittie Mae Stone Ingram.

Mourning her passing are her children, Debra (Dennis) Richardson of Athens, MaryAnn Moss of Atlanta, GA, and Jeffrey Moss of Springfield; grandchildren, Naomi Richardson and Jason Richardson; great-grandchildren, Meredith Avart and Aliah Richardson; sister Beatrice Michalik; brother Dale Ingram; many nieces and nephews; cats, Boots and Toots.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Beulah Wilson and Mary Croft; brothers, Charles Ingram, Robert Ingram, and Thurman Ingram, Jr.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. with Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Athens Christian Church, 1411 E. Route 29, Athens, with Rev. Ken Gennicks officiating. Burial will follow at Hall Cemetery, Athens.

Donna was an oral surgeon assistant for over 30 years for Dr. Millhon, Dr. Durkin, Dr. Clark, Dr. Colantino, and Springfield Dental Care.  She also worked at Memorial Hospital, SIU School of Medicine, The Physician’s Group, and for Maxim Health Care’s flu shot clinics.  Donna’s horticultural interests led her to work at GreenView Nursery and Landscaping, Kraus Landscaping, and Jeff’s Landscaping & Maintenance.

Donna was a member of the Athens Christian Church for many years.

Donna loved warm weather and the sun, working, landscaping, especially mowing her lawn.  She loved her German Shepherds and cats, and the Florida beach.  Her love of music led her to be in her high school choir and become the band’s bass drummer, then later was a member of her church’s singing groups and choir. She was a farmer’s daughter and thus on a tractor or milking cows at an early age.  Her farm raised life led to a great work ethic and she enjoyed being a “farmer” later in life.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Athens Christian Church, P.O. Box 260, Athens, IL 62613 or the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL 62702.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at




  1. Dear Moss family,
    I am saddened to hear of Donna’s passing. It was a pleasure to know her and I always appreciated her empathy for her pets. I am glad to know she lived such a full life.
    Peace be with all of you.

  2. Dear Moss/Ingram family,
    My wife Dena and I are sorry to hear of Ms. Moss’s passing. I grew up knowing Debbie and Mary Ann as well as several members of the Ingram family. I can remember being treated nicely by Ms. Donna and her faimly. God bless you all.

  3. Mother,

    Christmastime was a favorite time of year for you after every great summer and fall. Beautiful decorations matched your beautifulness outside and in. Joyous music was always around every December, especially to a former vocalist. We will miss this time we had planned for this weekend. I was with you and saw you, “moving” as you called it, going to your wonderful Christmas day celebration in heaven. I can imagine it will be a beautiful and joyous day for you today, but with other family and friends and the person who this day was all about. I can imagine a big birthday party. Have a very Merry Christmas!

    She lived…
    and brought
    unto this earth
    a bit of beauty,
    and faith…

    and now
    her life will ever
    be reflected
    in your heart.

    Our family thanks those who continue to respond with comforting words of support and love.

  4. Jeff, Debbie, MaryAnn and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, your mother was an amazing woman and we couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor. We felt blessed to have known her.

    Pat and Henry

  5. To Donna’s Family,

    I am so sorry that your mom has passed and left your presence, however, I know she lives on in your hearts and your actions. I thought a lot of your mom so sweet and accomplished at so much. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

  6. Jeff,
    Sorry to hear about your mother, she was a lovely lady in so many ways. She always had a smile on her face and a wonderful attitude about everything. I always enjoyed working with her at GV. My sympathy for you and the family.

    Karen Cline

  7. Debbie, Maryann, Jeff and family my heart goes out to your family. May you hold her memories always on your mind a d forever in your hearts!💕

  8. We just found out about dear Donna’s passing. She was always so kind when we lived across the street from her in Athens. When we were getting ready for our move to Eureka, she provided boxes. It was always inspiring to see her working out in her yard. So sorry for your loss.

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