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Donald Ames

January 3rd, 1930 – September 16th, 2015

Donald R. Ames, age 85 of Table Grove, IL, passed away at 11:25 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on January 3, 1930 in Table Grove, a son of Jesse and Laila (DeFord) Ames. Donald married Patricia Waters on August 23, 1951 in Ipava, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, Gary (and Sherry Davenport) Ames of Table Grove, four grandchildren; Jesse Ames, Stephanie (and Jerry) Friday, Mackie (and Bonnie) Davenport, and Kenny (and Amber) Davenport, 6 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Bernita Arnett of Table Grove.

Donald was preceded in death by his brother, Wendell Ames.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951 to 1953.

He was a farmer and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Donald was a former member of the Table Grove American Legion.

Services will be held on Monday, September 21st at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Visitation will begin 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Harris Cemetery in Table Grove with full military rites. Memorials may be made to the Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad.


September 18th, 2015


September 18th, 2015

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers Paul & Vicki Remy

September 18th, 2015

Sorry for your loss.Randy&Brenda Vaughn

September 18th, 2015

Don was a good man who worked hard ,loved farming and his family ! I always enjoyed talking with him when Gary and I would hang out at the machine shed or the back porch laughing and telling stories with Sooner dog by his side.I will always miss the deep chuckle he had at the end of a funny story .Our prayers are with you in your time of loss ! God bless your family till we all meet again !

September 19th, 2015

Prayers and thoughts are with you and family. So sorry. Kent and Kay

September 19th, 2015

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Always enjoyed being around and visiting with Don and his Dad Jesse. Joe Hughes.

September 19th, 2015

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He and Pat were our good friends many years ago. Robert and Helen Clanin, Winter Haven, Florida.

September 19th, 2015

So sorry for your loss, my the Lord be with Your family

September 22nd, 2015

Dear Pat & Gary:
Sorry for your loss. I have so many good memories of Don and you'all.
Cathy O'Hern Crain

September 28th, 2015

Pat & Gary,
I just heard of the passing of Don and wanted to express my deepest sympathy to both of you. I’ll always remember the good times I had as a kid growing up down the road from such wonderful neighbors. The memories are priceless. God Bless you both at this difficult time.
Maryann O’Hern