Dr. Donna L Gray
Dr. Donna L Gray

Visitation: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 9:00 A.M to 11:00 AM at Yurs Funeral Home

Service: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Yurs Funeral Home

Burial Location: Prairie Cemetery



Dr. Donna Lee Gray, age 67 of Pingree Grove, died suddenly Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Edwards Hospital Naperville.

She was born on August 4, 1949, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

At the time of her death, she was employed by Benedictine University. She was formerly employed by Career Education Corporation in Chicago, and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

She is survived by her twin daughters, Janet Lynne (Bryan) Stromme and Susan Lee Stanley. Also survived by her father, John Gibbon; two sisters, Ruth (Joe) Stanko and Susan (Randal) Roberty; two brothers, John David (Mary Beth) Gibbon and Michael David (Julie) Gibbon. Also three grandchildren, Paige and Mason Stanley and Reagan Stromme.

She was preceeded in death by her mother, Arlene GIbbon.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 12th from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State Street (Rte.38) Geneva, Il. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be at Prairie Cemetery St. Charles. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by Yurs Funeral Home Geneva. 630-232-7337 or


Ciara Noel from Chicago Heights IL

"I'm so sorry to hear about Donna's transition. She was kind, and like a mom to all of her students and staff. She occasionally surprised us with her amazing cooking. My prayers are with everyone who loved Donna."

Stan Spewock from Pittsburgh PA

"My condolences to Donna's family. She was a great person and a great boss. "

Gregg Crowe from Portland OR

"I knew Donna through our mutual employment at The Art Institutes. Donna was a colleague, a valued mentor and a member of my school's Board of Trustees. Words cannot express how genuinely helpful she was to me in my role. She was tireless in providing her assistance, despite how very busy she was. I cannot express adequately how saddened I was to learn of her passing. I wish for her family peace and healing; you have my deepest sympathy and my condolences. "

Janice and John from Marengo IL

"Janet and Susie...We are so sorry to hear of your mother's sudden passing. She had, and still has, a beautiful soul. I'll never forget her kindness when John lost his job and she employed him to paint her house so we could pay the bills. I loved working for her and she was a great mentor to me. She will be sorely missed and I pray that your family gets through this. Until we all meet again... With tons of love and prayers...Janice and John"

David Hendricksen from Charleston SC

"Donna was first my friend, then my mentor and finally my boss. She had a kind heart and loved the students she worked with. The only thing she loved more was her family, who she spoke of with such joy.
Personally, I’ll miss her. Professionally, education will miss her.

Mitchell Hecht from Arlington Heights IL

"Farewell -- I will miss you. You mentored me and that meant the world to me."

Julie Romano from New York NY

"Janet & Susie & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. In the days to come I hope you find comfort in all your wonderful memories of your mum!
You All Are In My Thoughts And Prayers!"

Carolyn Fry from Pittsburgh PA

"I was very saddened to hear the news of Donna's passing. My prayers and condolences to her family."





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