Lorie Anne McDonald, 46, of Litchfield, Ill., passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Ill.
Lorie was born on March 8, 1972 in Litchfield, Ill., the only child of Gerald and Patricia (Hall) McDonald.
Lorie was the Lincoln Land Community College Director in Litchfield, Ill., where she was a highly engaged leader, well-respected by her colleagues and students.
Lorie graduated from Litchfield Community High School with the class of 1990. She then went on to further her education at the University of Illinois in Champaign where she obtained two Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Political Science and her Master’s in Business Administration.
Lorie will always be remembered for her kind spirit, outgoing personality, and her independence. She was a joy to be around and always enjoyed being in the educational atmosphere and learning, even from a young age. She loved her little doggy, Bernie, who was her faithful and much loved fur baby.
Lorie is survived by her parents, Gerald and Patricia (Hall) McDonald of Litchfield, Ill., maternal grandparents: Lee and Margie Hall of Litchfield, Ill., aunts and uncles: Mike and Paula Hall of Litchfield, Ill., Joe and Myrna Hauser of Taylorville, Ill., Matthew and Mary Ann McDonald of Taylorville, Ill., Jim and Terri Hall of Cottage Grove, Tenn., Myron McDonald of Taylorville, Ill., Steve and Gloria Vallus of Decatur, Ill., Bill and Loretta Schaper of Napa Valley, Calif. and many cousins.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, Ill. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 until service time at Litchfield Family Funeral Service.