Donna Marsh

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Donna M. Marsh, nee Hartoin, 62, of O’Fallon, IL, born March 22, 1958, in Belleville, IL, died Saturday, August 22, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Marsh was a bookkeeper for Roy-El Catering. She was a member of Grace Church, Fairview Heights, IL.  Donna will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Hartoin; her paternal grandparents, Marcel and Elizabeth Hartoin; and her maternal grandparents, Emil and Cecelia Rujawitz.

Surviving are her husband of almost 40 years, Timothy Marsh, whom she married on September 25, 1981;
a daughter, Kristen (Andrew) Massey;
two sons, Stony Marsh and Skyler Marsh;
two grandchildren, Anya and Colton Massey;
her mother, Margaret, nee Rujawitz, Hartoin;
two sisters, Kathy (Mike) Marlin, and Geri (Doug) Lowe;
a brother, Michael (Kris) Hartoin;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David (Maria) Shamhart, Mike (Cheryl) McAfee,
Susie (Bob) Bonniwell, Patty (Rich) Hermeyer,
and Linda (Scott) Pawelski;
nieces and nephews, Stefanie (Tony) Gaubatz, Kelli Marlin, Sarah Lowe, Jake (Katelyn) Lowe, Sydney Hartoin, Samantha Hartoin;
Josh (Grace) Sullivan, Tony (Cayla) McAfee, James (Angie) Hermeyer, Elizabeth (Philip) Hale, Stephanie (Andrew) Lawson,
Jennifer (Brian) Turpin, Rebekah (Stephan) Philippi,
Amanda Sutter, and Jesse Bonniwell;
many cousins;
a special cousin and life-long friend, Laurie Brown;
and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to Grace Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Grace Church, Fairview Heights, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time, will be observed.

Funeral: Private memorial services will be held.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



22 Comments on Donna Marsh

Philip Smith said : Guest Report Apr 20, 2022 at 12:57 AM

Tim,I am so very sorry for your loss ! I’m trying to get in touch with you. I would like to talk to you. I just found this connection to you. We were close friends once. I hope to rekindle our friendship .

  • Salisbury
  • MD
Beverley said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2020 at 8:27 PM

We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Donna whom we had grown so close to Skyler and Tim We’re so sorry for your loss and pray God will strengthen you guys... from Beverley and Jefferson

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Paula said : Guest Report Oct 04, 2020 at 1:04 AM

Tim, Kristen, Skyler and Stony, I just read of the passing of Donna. My heart is so broken for you all. I Was the flower girl in her wedding at age 11 and kept in touch through the years. I am so very sorry for your loss. Donna will truly be missed.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Il
Jean Buerges said : Guest Report Aug 30, 2020 at 4:12 PM

There just are no words adequate to express my feelings on the loss of Donna. What a beautiful person, inside and out - I will always remember her smile and laugh. She will be greatly missed by so many people. Comforting to know that she is in the hands of God!! Love you always, Donna!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Victoria Goicoechea said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2020 at 10:09 AM

Donna and I worked together for many years at Cedarleaf photography. We laughed and cried together. Heaven gained an angel!

  • Belton
  • MO
Shirle Sadowski said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 5:32 PM

My sincere condolences to Tim, Skyler, Stony, Donnas Mother, her Grandchildren and the many family members and friends who are left to mourn her loss. I was fortunate to meet Donna many years ago when she worked with my Daughter at Cedarleaf. I couldn't get over how she greated me with smiles, laughter and warm feeling like I had known her all my life and we were best friends. Later I had the luck to get to know Donna closer as I worked with her and got to know some of her family. She was the most soft-spoken,caring, big hearted, helpful, workaholic, generous to a fault person I have ever known. I know my life is better because of having her in it and I know Heaven is being enhanced by her sweet personality and beauty and I know we will meet again someday. I only wish I had got one more hug

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Shirle Sadowski said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 5:20 PM

My sincere condolences go out to Tim, Skyler, Stony, & Kristen and all of Donnas large family left to mourn her. I met Donna many years ago when she worked with my Daughter at Cedarleaf and I was so impressed by this open, friendly, smiling person who made you feel like she knew you all her life and now you were on her "best friend" list forever. Later on I had the fortune to get to know her better and even work with her. My life is the better for having her as a special friend and now Heaven is being enhanced by the warmth and love she has brought with her. Rest in peace dear Donna. You are missed so very much down here. Wish we could have shared one last hug.

  • O'Fallon
  • Il
Karen and Jack Slattery said : Guest Report Aug 27, 2020 at 2:59 PM

I am so sorry for your loss!

  • Indianapolis
  • Indiana
Shelly Voelker said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2020 at 11:24 PM

Donna took care of my daughter Tabatha when she was little so I could work. I never had to worry about her Donna was a great lady & took great care of her the 1st years of her life. She will be missed greatly

  • Freeburg
  • I'll
Shannon Rex said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2020 at 7:56 PM

When I first met Donna she had such a glow such an honest personality that I have not seen in years.I will never forget her bringing donuts in to royale from Krispy Kreme when they had a two for one sale I’ll never forget that she had to go pick up cakes from Sam’s for all of our events I’ll never forget her she was such a friend. Heaven is better off

  • Mascoutah
  • IL.
Becky (Burch) James said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2020 at 4:49 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Donna babysat me and my brother, Joe Burch. She was such a kind and caring person! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • MO
Amy Faith said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2020 at 11:26 AM

Donna will always be remembered and missed dearly. My husband and I are so grateful that we got to see her at our wedding almost a year ago.

  • Richmond Heights
  • MO
Susan Rener said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2020 at 10:33 AM

You are all in my thoughts and prayers in a special way at this difficult time. I pray that God will give you a sense of peace in the midst of your sadness and the grace of knowing God's love is faithful.

  • MO
Sherree Lynn said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 10:50 PM

I still can not get over that this beautiful soul is gone. It pains me to know I will never see her again or her smile and hug whenever I stop in where she worked. I will never forget the 5 years I got to know her working together at Cedarleaf. You will never know how many peoples lives you touched Donna or what you meant to all of us. I know you are resting easy now my friend. My prayers and heartfelt sympathy to Tim, her children and all her family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Nancy Krummrich said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 8:59 PM

I’m so very sorry to hear this Kristen and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Chuck and Roxie Renner said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 8:36 PM

Chuck and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this time.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marlow Ferguson Sr. said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 8:10 PM

Forever in everyone ? my heart goes out to the family and O what a wonderful woman that God has on his side. keep God 1st and remember her beautiful smile and how she loved her family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Lynn said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 7:51 PM

I’m a good friend of Kathy’s and remember Donna from Cathedral. Donna was always a sweet girl and will truly be missed. Prayers to Donna’s family and friends during this very difficult time.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Ken Wiesen said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 6:29 PM

My heart is heavy after losing our sweet cousin Donna. There is never a time we want to see a family member leave us, never to see again on this earth. We can take peace in knowing we will meet again when we also enter God's kingdom. Love ya Cuz.

  • Grafton
  • ND
Jo Ann Pritchett said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 6:12 PM

I would like to extend my sympathy to Donna's family and friends who prayed and supported her during her recent illness. She was so loved and will be so missed.

  • Edwardsville
  • Illinois
Brian Brown said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 5:44 PM

Donna will be remembered as a loving person who always wanted to make those around her happy. Her smile could change your day. She loved Tim and her children completely. She was an incredible person who will not be forgotten.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jo Ann Pritchett said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2020 at 5:28 PM

Sending my sympathy to Donna's family who supported her with love and prayers during her illness. She will be so sadly missed.

  • Edwardsville
  • Illinois

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