Donna M. Malone, age 76, of Kankakee, passed away on July 19, 2021 at her home. She was born on August 18, 1944 in Kankakee, the daughter of William and Zora (Collins) Hess. She married Loy Malone on November 19, 1960 in Herscher. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2020. 

Donna was a homemaker and also an Avon Lady. She was a member and past director of Thee Olde Time Farm Show. Donna enjoyed canning and she made the best pickled beets in the world. She was the superintendent for the canning department at the Kankakee County Fair for many years. Donna welcomed everyone to her home to reminisce or just hang out. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Herscher. Donna was a lifetime member of the Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club. 

Donna is survived by three sons, Brian Malone of Kankakee, David (Amanda) Malone of Bonfield, and Kevin Malone of Kankakee; five grandchildren, Brian (Leslie) Malone, DJ (Shyanne) Malone, Joseph Malone, Tiffany (Shawn) Zirkle, and Brandon Malone; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sue (Bill) Brundies of Crete and Alta (Butch) Sorenson of Kankakee; one brother, Keith (Carol) Hess of Manteno; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ronald Hess and Frank Hess; and one daughter-in-law, Sheila Malone. 

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the time of the 1:00 PM funeral service on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee. Pastor Eric Brown will officiate the service. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery in Irwin. 

Memorials may be made to Uplifted Care.