Donna Sue Irish

Standish, Michigan
August 8, 1955 - January 12, 2021


Private family services are being held, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Donna Sue Irish, also known as mom to many, was a loving wife to Richard Morley Irish until his death in 2008. She was an amazing Mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend. She passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 2021 surrounded by family and lots of love.

Donna was born on August 8, 1955 in Dallas, Texas to Guy Clifford and Frances Wanell Webb. She grew up in Texas and lived her life as an adventure. She wasn’t afraid to take chances. Whether it was moving to a new state once she was grown or giving a perfect stranger a chance to become a close friend.

Donna always had an open door policy in her home and she wore her heart on her sleeve. Her home was never empty and she never met a person she wouldn’t eventually call family. There is not a person that she knew who isn’t a better person for knowing her.

Donna is survived by her seven children who she loved more than anything. Alicia (Johnny) Littlejohn, Kevin (Misty) Collins, Wesley (Carol) Collins, Angela Hunter, Evelyn Irish, Steven ( Deanna ) Cavender and Jenny Pahl.

She is also survived by her heart, her grandchildren, Amber, John, Caitlyn, Diamond, Daniel, Derek, Madison, Kaitlyn, Stephen, Patience, Brooklyn, Aliviah, Trenton, Trace, Erick, Ariana and Riley. Her great-grandchildren Nathan, Derek, and Emmalin.

Donna also had many people she had adopted in her heart as her children and grandchildren who she also loved very much.

A private funeral for family is being held and a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced.

Condolences may be shared at


Esmond - Evergreen Cemetery


I'm so sorry for your loss, I love you all and you are in my prayers. You will be missed momma
— Michal Hawk
Donna was always my bonus mom, I'm forever grateful to have know her. She is also proceeded in death by two of her other grandchildren who were not mentioned Wayne and Ariel can now play and laugh with their grandma up in heaven.
— Mistie
She really was an amazing person and showed love to each and every person she ever met, she will be missed.
— Heather Martin
You will be greatly missed by and many more you were a mama to me and a grandma to my children you took me and my kids in when I needed a place and when I decided to leave Michigan you offered for me to move to Texas and live with you. You was always there for me if I needed to talk. I love you and always will you will always be in my heart forever you are missed

And my prayers to the family she was an amazing woman with a big heart
— Anna Deal
Miss Donna was a true blessing and a very dear friend. She took me in and we became family. She taught me to be a better person and to love with my soul. I loved her and Rich so very much. I knew that my world was better for the chance meeting them and the love they shared . My heart aches for her children and grandest ones. Rest in Heaven beautiful angel . I carry a very special place in my heart for the greatest lady that ever walked this Earth . Love you Angie, Evie, and Stevie ! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you !
— Michelle Deline
God please bring comfort an strength to her family at this time. I got to know Donna by me working at the NAFCU in Hale.
— Eileen M Castonguay-Kindell
I'm so sorry to hear about this. Donna was a big part of my childhood. She will be missed. My prayers for the family. God Bless.
— Jennifer Navarro
I miss you so much grandma... You made me so happy and gave me strength to pursue everything I could have ever wanted to do... I know you're in a much happier place but that doesn't make my missing you any less harder and emotional... I cant wait to hug you again in Heaven...!
— Diamond (Your Dolly Dolly)
I love you grandma not a day goes by that I don’t think about you I will for ever think about you and all the memories we shared I am so sad your gone I can’t sneak you long John silvers anymore but I love you so much thank you for everything you have done for me until we meet again
— Tameaka Brewer
My sincere condolences and hugs to the family,I thankfully got to talk and meet her in 2018,enjoyed my talk.may she be at peace now and pain free.much love to you all.
— Deborah Kernott

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