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DANA- Martha Jane Davern, 79, of Dana, passed away Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at 4:28 p.m. in the emergency room of Union Hospital Clinton. She was a homemaker. She was born Jan. 21, 1938, at Dana, to the late Ruby J. and Margareit Russell.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, John Davern, whom she married Sept. 17, 1964; also surviving, one daughter, Joan (Jody) Van Sickle of Dana; one son, John Davern II (Angela) of Dana; three grandchildren, Dale Van Sickle, April Colyer and Michael Daven; and one nephew, Michael Aikman of Arthur, Ill.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jeane and Joann.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, 225 N. Maple St., Dana, with the Rev. Donald Graham officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Chapel Cemetery, in Scottland, Ill.Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at:
www.goochfuneralhome.com
Published on August 22, 2017
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