JERSEYVILLE - Donna Ruth Haag, 85, died at 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton.
She was born in Roxana, Illinois on September 24, 1933, and was the only child born to Alvin and Ruth Alma (Oliver) Collins
Her early years were spent in the Witt and Nokomis areas, where her father was a Pontiac and Allis Chalmers dealer. The family then relocated to the Alton area, where Donna attended Alton High School.
She married Michael Haag on July 23, 1949 at the Cherry Street Baptist Church in Alton, and together they have been blessed with a marriage that was just two weeks shy of 70 years.
They began their married life in Alton where they remained for the first twenty years, moving their family to Jersey County in 1967. They first purchased a farm outside of Fieldon where they remained for many years, until moving to Jerseyville.
The two enjoyed many wonderful years together sharing moments with family and friends, and especially enjoyed the winter months spent in Alamo, Texas and Mission, Texas, where they acquired numerous friendships in the twenty years they traveled.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Haag of Jerseyville; a daughter, Phyllis Staton of Jerseyville; two sons and a daughter in-law, Steve and Debbie Haag of Jerseyville and Brian Haag of Spokane, Wa.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Lisa and John Dockler of Foristell, Mo., Angie Elliott of Jerseyville, Kimberly Haag of Wood River, Catherine Staton of Godfrey and Michelle Staton of Otterville; and four great grandchildren, twins, Allison and Carly, Jacob, and Mylee.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Collins and her mother and stepfather, Ruth and Charles Bartlett.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday.
Rev. Donna Smith Pupillo will officiate.
Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Memorials may be given to the Fieldon United Church of Christ, where she was a member.
Following the graveside services, the family invites all who are able to attend to join them in a time of fellowship at the Feyerabend Building on East Spruce Street in Jerseyville.
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