Donna Louise Throckmorton

Donna Louise Throckmorton, 79, died Nov. 4, 2020, at Lexington Square of Lombard.

Donna was born in 1941 to Paul and Betty Pearson and graduated from Fenger High School.

She met Tom Lannom on a blind date, and the two were married six months later on Sept. 30, 1962. They had one daughter, who was born in 1967.

Donna loved animals and often recalled her days working at an animal hospital before she was married. She also thoroughly enjoyed children and spent many years working as a nanny, growing to care for the children almost as if they were her own.

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she spent her last two years in the memory care unit at Lexington Square. She enjoyed participating in activities there, talking with her friends, enjoying time outdoors and giving hugs to anyone and everyone she met. She was easily spotted by her bright red hair and often could be heard singing one of her favorite songs.

She spent the last eight years in the company of her sweetheart, Chuck Janda. Before moving to Lexington, the two were fond of spending time at the Berwyn YMCA, dining out and traveling.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Lannom (Dan) Litster; her granddaughter, Ainsley; her sister, Lorraine (Danny) Jackson; her brother, Paul (Doina) Pearson; her nephews, Daniel and Christian; and her great-niece, Lucy.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Tom; her brother, Wayne; and her second husband, Ray Throckmorton.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL 60521 (online at or the H Foundation, 60 S. La Grange Road, La Grange, IL 60525 (online at https//