Donald E. Stewart, 65, of Gillespie, IL, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:35 pm. He was born November 27, 1954, in Litchfield, IL to Samuel J. Stewart, Sr. & Mildred (Morris) Stewart. He married Charlene (Anderson) Stewart on November 28, 1975 at the United Methodist Church, Gillespie, IL. He was a Mine Examiner for Monterey Coal Co. Donald was a member of the Miners Cemetery Committee, Mt Olive, IL, Mining Board, Springfield, IL, President of UMWA Local 1613, head of Mines and Minerals at Department of Natural Resources. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, being outdoors and being with his family. He is survived by his spouse, Charlene Stewart of Gillespie, IL, daughters, Kelly Lyons of Sawyerville, IL, Jaclyn (Ted) Knetzer of Gillespie, IL, grandchildren, Aidan Samuel Lyons, Brody Edward Knetzer, Max Stewart Knetzer, father in law, Randy Anderson, brother in law, Randy (Denny) Anderson and sister in law, Suzanne Stewart of Litchfield, IL. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Sam Stewart, Jr and mother in law, Shirley Anderson. Family services will be held. Memorials are suggested to KDHX 88.1 Radio Station or Gillespie Cemetery. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
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