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Donna Novy

April 18, 1930 — November 8, 2020

Donna Novy

Donna Rae Novy

Age 90 of Godley, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Aperion Care of Wilmington.

Born April 18, 1930 in Wilmington, Donna was the daughter of William and Mary Jane (nee Tyler) Garrett. She was raised in Wilmington, and graduated from Reed-Custer High School with the Class of 1949. Donna previously owned and operated Donna’s Beauty Boutique in Coal City and then worked for 20 years at Mr. B’s Restaurant in Elwood until she retired in 2012. She enjoyed making handcrafts such as embroidery and knitting, and loved to play bingo and to read. Donna’s greatest joy of her life was raising her family and leaves behind a legacy of love and affection for her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include four children: Dennie Novy of Wilmington, Dean Novy of Godley, Danny (Tammy) Novy New Mexico, and Dale Novy of Port Huron, Michigan; nine grandchildren: Heather (Tim) Lowe, Candace Tryner, Marvin Tryner III, Jamie Novy, Tracie (Brian) Olson, Christopher (Whitney) Novy, Sara Novy, Ashley Novy, Leann Novy, and Madison Novy; thirteen great grandchildren: Carson and Chandler Lowe, Terrell and Payton Garner, Angelina Novy, Hunter Duering, Rylee, Shawn, Jr., and Dixie Schuster, Dean and Natalie Olson, and Rhielynn and Gannon Tryner; one son-in-law, Marvin Tryner, Jr. of Braidwood, one daughter-in-law, Lisa Novy of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and her dear friends: Alberta Novy of Godley and Erlene Crater of Minooka.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Debbie Tryner, two children in infancy: Timothy and Kim; and her grandson, Dean Novy, Jr.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Due to recent updated mandates issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health; Face mask requirements and measures of safe social distancing practices will be in order. The funeral home staff will assist the family not to exceed the newly lowered safe number set forth for the visitation.

Cremation rites will be accorded following the service, and a private graveside service will be held at Wesley Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Donna’s memory to the family for their distribution.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Donna’s memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.

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