In loving memory of

Donald "Don" Duley
September 28, 1926 - June 26, 2022

Donald "Don" Duley, 95, of Hanna City, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 28, 1926, in Dexter, MO, to Henry and Ethel (Appel) Duley. Don married the love of his life, Rosemary Stenger, in Kickapoo, IL, on October 1, 1947. Rosemary preceded him in death on August 6, 2008.
Don was also preceded in death by one son, Bob; one daughter-in-law, Cindy; his parents; five brothers, Earl Duley, Carl Duley, Estel Polen, Russell Polen, and Charles Polen; and three sisters, Mary Brown, Ruth Getting, and Alfreda Crane.
Surviving siblings are one brother, Ralph (Judy) Duley of Yates City, IL; and one sister, Dorothy Schell, of Peoria, IL.
Don and Rosemary had six children: five sons, Steve (Sandie) Duley of Pulaski, WI, Bob (Cindy) Duley of Farmington, IL (Bob passed away July 25, 2009, and Cindy passed away October 23, 2021); Ron (Kathy Thomas) Duley of Volcano, CA; Tom (Pat) Duley of Lexington, IL; Gary (Tammy) Duley of Hanna City, IL; and one daughter, Charlene (Chuck) McCollum of Peoria, IL. They also have 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Don is survived by his special friend, Vernece Homan. They have enjoyed the last 11 years together.
Don worked briefly at Shissler Seed Company in his early years and was a lifetime farmer, still actively farming in his late 80s. He was the man you did not want to disappoint, not because you feared him but because you loved and respected him so much. He showed honesty, outstanding work ethics and fairness. He always set a good example. Don was a great man and father, our family's rock. He will always be deeply missed and never replaced. May he rest in peace forever in Heaven with those that he loved that went before him.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Elmwood Township Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at noon at the Farmington Moose following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Logan-Trivoli Fire Department and St. Jude Children's Hospital.
To view Don's video tribute or to leave online condolences, please visit

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.


Renee Brown wrote on Jul 23, 2022:

"I was his pedicurist. A blessing to have known him. God speed Don. See you on the other side. "

Kim Miller wrote on Jul 1, 2022:

"Rest in peace Uncle Don ? Blessings to all "

Dawn (Harding) Harman wrote on Jul 1, 2022:

"Gary and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad was such a kind soul. Must be why you are great people as well! We wish we could be there with you to say goodbye and give you a hug Gary. But we have a conflict and can\'t attend. Please know we are thinking of you all. Dads are such a blessing....prayers that you find comfort. Love, Dawn (Harding) Harman and family"

Gene Tuttle wrote on Jun 30, 2022:

"We are very sorry for your loss. Don was a great person and will be remembered for that. We are sorry that we will be unable to attend the celebration of life as we will be out of town Prayers for all. Diana & Gene Tuttle "

Ken and Teresa Stenger wrote on Jun 30, 2022:

"Our sincerest condolences "

Chuck Varnes wrote on Jun 29, 2022:

"What a honor to know such a great man. Don Duley did it right. Would drive past a Don Duley pasture the fences were all maintained, no multi flora rose, no thistles , Don Duley did it right. Don had quality simmental cattle that were always in great shape,Don Duley did it right. Drive past Dons corn or bean fields again no weeds standing above the beans, waterways mowed and trimmed around ditches, Don Duley did it right. Don and his wife had a great family that continues to be a asset to the community and nation, Don Duley did it right. I could write for hours about Don doing it right. My love and prayers to Dons family and may they continue to strive to be a Don Duley. "

Janet Edmonds wrote on Jun 28, 2022:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn sustain and surround you until you meet again. Psalms 147:3 "