Donna Monroe

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Donna Catherine Monroe, age seventy-two, of Belleville, IL, born March 10, 1950, in Belleville, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Donna enjoyed reading, coloring, assembling puzzles, walks on the beach with loved ones, bowling, decorating for the holidays, enjoyed cooking for one and all, enjoyed baking with her grandchildren, and sharing recipes with loved ones. She always had a strong compassion for animals, most recently her dog, Bella, and cat, Baby.

She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond H. Dahm.

Donna was a loving and affectionate partner to George H. Young of Belleville, IL, who was her foundation and brought her true love, joy, and happiness. Their two hearts came together and joined as one. He was her first thought every morning and last thought every night.

She was a beloved mother to her children, Bobby John King of Belleville, IL, Sherry Lynn Dillard of Belleair Beach, FL; and to her favorite son-in-law Brian Gene Dillard of Belleair Beach, FL;

the adored grandmother “Mama” of
Beau (Emily) Wilson-Dillard, Ashton (Robin) Dillard,
Joshua Dillard, Jenna Dillard,
Bobby King Jr., and Evan King;

as well as a caring great-grandmother to
Zak, Gracyn, Aubree, Ambellina, and Briella.

Donna was the stepdaughter of Verna Dahm;
and was the oldest of five brothers and two sisters,
Dennis (Toni) Dahm of New Baden, IL,
Mike (Debby) Taylor of Swansea, IL,
Steve Taylor of Belleville, IL,
Debbie (John) Alesaski of O’Fallon, IL,
Deann (Mike) Dahm of Millstadt, IL,
Raymond M. (Gerry) Dahm of Millstadt, IL,
and Terry (Shari) Dahm of Belleville, IL.

She is also survived by her oldest and dearest loving friend, Lori Jeffress.

The love you provided was unmatched and beyond measure. The beautiful moments you shared with us will never be forgotten. You will be dearly loved and missed forever and always until we are joined together in eternity.  Jesus said in John 14, “There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.”

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Per Donna’s wishes, no funeral services will be held.


11 Comments on Donna Monroe

Jenna Dillard said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2022 at 7:51 PM

Words can’t describe the hurt of losing you. It’s been almost a whole month without you here. I miss you terribly. I am so grateful to of had a grandma like you. You are very special. The love and compassion you provided is unmatched. I will love you always and miss you forever Mama.

  • St. Petersburg
  • Florida
George Young said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2022 at 7:43 AM

In the short time we were together, she made me a better person. She greeted everyone she met with a smile. She never spoke badly about anyone. Her family was everything to her. She loved to decorate her house for every season, and every holiday. Her house is still decorated for Halloween, and I don't have the heart to take them down. I miss more each day.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Beau Wilson Dillard said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2022 at 10:28 AM

You will be missed and loved forever. You treated everyone around you with respect and love and Al’s ways had a smile on your face.

  • Chicago
  • Illinois
Ted & Carol Popp said : Guest Report Nov 11, 2022 at 8:27 AM

To Dennis, Toni & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol & Ted Popp

  • Smithton
  • IL
Sarah Dillard said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2022 at 9:06 PM

Our condolences to the Dillard and King family. Donna has touched all in many ways. You will be truly missed.

  • Harmony
  • FL
Thomas and Sarah Dillard said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2022 at 9:01 PM

Donna will be an angel to all she touched! You will be missed dear friend 🙏

  • Harmony
  • Florida
Ashton Dillard said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2022 at 8:46 PM

You will be missed by me and the family. I appreciate you for being the best!

  • New Baden
  • Il
Sue Coombs said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2022 at 3:41 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss. Sending our love Sue,Aaron,Trisha,Mandi,Nate,Ruby Lucie,Oliver and Elliott Coombs/Creek

  • Washington
  • IL
Sandi Waeltz said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2022 at 2:48 PM

My heart is so sad to hear of Donna’s passing… such a sweet soul. ❤️ Cousin Sandi & family.

  • Round Rock
  • Texas.
Betty Huwer said : Guest Report Nov 10, 2022 at 2:44 PM

Donna was be greatly missed. Love, Aunt Betty.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Cindy Collins said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2022 at 12:56 PM

I’m so sorry to hear about Donna. She was a truly amazing and wonderful lady. She always had a smile and I always enjoyed seeing her. My sincere condolences to her loved ones.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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