Born 7-31-1952 -- Died 8-14-2003
Donald E. Eheart, 51, of Onarga, Ill., died at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio Aug. 14, 2003. He was born July 31, 1952, in Tacoma, Wash., the son of Glenn E. Eheart and Betty Mae Cass Eheart. He spent his childhood in Onarga, Ill, and attended Onarga and Gilman Schools. He was employed as a truck driver for Smith Transport of Roaring Springs, Pa. He was married Dec. 9, 1988 to Diane L. Seegmiller in Henderson, Ky.
He was a member of the Nazarene Church in Gilman, Ill.; Hubbard Trail Chapter of ABATE, Stone Cold Motorcycle Club, former member of the Iroquois Chiefs Motorcycle Club. A practical joker, Donald enjoyed motorcycles, camping, fishing, hunting and mechanics.
Survivors include his wife, Diane; four sons -- Martin Weaver of Gilman, Ill., Jeremy Runyan of Champaign, Ill., Jack Miller of Las Vegas, Nev., and Donald J. Eheart of Mount Vernon, Ill.; five daughters -- Karen Weaver of Tulsa, Jackie Allen of Dale, Texas, Tammy Christer of Kankakee, Ill., Faith Pelletier of Madison, Wis., and Betty Eheart of Champaign, Ill.; four brothers -- Harry Eheart of Selma, N.C., Warren Eheart of Tuscola, Ill., Bryan Eheart of Chanute, Kan., Steve Bailey of Williford, Ark.; one sister, Becky Mask of Highland, Ark.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother Mildred "Mickey" Harding, one brother, Andy, one sister Wanda, and one grandson, Dustin Weaver.
Services were Aug. 18 at Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman, Ill., with Rev. John Story officiating. Burial was in Onarga Cemetery. Arrange-ments were by Redenius Funeral Home.