We are sad to announce the death of the Manager for the Arts of the Inland Hospital Gallery Donna Thewlis. She played a very important role for AOI and everyone respected her work, for those who would like to attend her memorial, it will be on July 29th from 2-4pm at the following address: 1251 Taylor Lane, Lehigh Acres 33936.
Donna Lee Pierce Thewlis, 70 of Lehigh Acres, Fl., formerly of Metamora, Il., passed peacfully into the Kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
She was born to the late Willard (Pee Wee) and Alafaire (Sally) (Rice) Pierce on August 4, 1946, in Peoria Il. She married Douglas (Doug) Thewlis,
on January 18, 1964.
Donna is survived by her husband Doug, 3 children, Donita (Larry) Nelson of Metamora, Il. Eric Thewlis of Pekin, Il. and Regina (Tim) Wynn of Pekin, Il. She is survived by 5 grandchildren, Heather, Manda, Katie, Christopher and Sarah and 6 great grandchildren, Dakotah, Fiona, Avaleigh, Fallon, Astrid
and Zynphany. She is also survived by 1 sister-in-law Suzie (Gorman) Pierce of East Peoria, IL. and many nieces and nephews.
Donna was preceded in death by her brother David (Dave) Pierce, 1 grandchild, Trevor Wynn and 1 great grandchild, Olivia VanSaghi.
Donna was a member of many art guilds and found great joy in creating beautiful pieces as an award winning artist. She loved going to art shows and sharing in the beauty that others had created as well. Donna had also begun writing as a new creative outlet. Donna had a love of the old classic cars that she shared with Doug for many years. She was an avid collector of many things, some of which were antique furniture and art glass, that she would refer to as her treasures. Most of all, Donna loved spending time with her family and friends.
Donna was an active member of Victory Christian Center of Lehigh and a past member of the Faith Evangelical Free Church in Metamora, Il.
She will be dearly missed. Per the request of Donna and Doug, a traditional funeral will not be held in favor of celebration of life gatherings.
1. July 29, 2017 from 2-4pm at VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER of Lehigh
1251 Taylor Lane Ext.
Lehigh Acres, FL. 33936
(Behind Burger King on Homestead Ave.)
2. The second Celebration is scheduled at Faith Evangelical Church
Germantown Hills, IL.
(Turn North on Lourdes Rd. at the IL State Police Station on Rt. 116)
This will be August 12, 2017 between the hours of 2-4 PM.
All of Donna's relative's, friends and casual acquaintences are more than welcome to share their experience with her at one of these Celebrations