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Eunice “Louise” Burris

d. August 4, 2020

Eunice “Louise” Burris, age 80, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg.

She was born on April 18, 1940 in Sherman, Illinois the daughter of Delmar and Harriett (Powell) Donley.  They both preceded her in death.

Louise’s family includes her sons, Phillip (Julie) Watson of Greenview, Douglas Watson of Springfield, and Delmer Scott Watson of St. Louis, MO; siblings, Leroy (deceased) wife Mary Jane Donley Rath of Lincoln, MO, Janet Donley Darling (deceased) of Springfield, Delmar Donley (Judy Hawks) of Sherman, Linda Donley Moorman (Micky) of Springfield, Juanita Donley of Springfield, William Donley (Karalyn) of Springfield, and sister-in-law, Judy Donley Henderson of Sherman; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and her beloved pet, Shadow (deceased).

She attended Williamsville High School.

Louise enjoyed gardening, reading, and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was employed at the Triangle Center in Springfield for over 20 years.

Visitation for Louise will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 10:00 AM until time of funeral services at 11:00 AM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens with Rev. Cindy Lash officiating.  Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens immediately after the service.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family.



  1. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very sad time. I’ll never forget my visits with her and of course the spaghetti Christmas Eve nights! She always put a smile on my face. If there’s anything we can do for you, please let us know. Love and hugs to the family.

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