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Donald "Don" M. Diveley

December 15, 1929 ~ July 3, 2019 (age 89)

Donald "Don" M. Diveley, 89, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Fayette County Hospital ER, Vandalia, IL.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, July 8, 2019, at Bethel Baptist Church, Vandalia, Illinois, with Dr. Ben Foxworth, officiating. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia, IL, with Military Rites by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post 95, Vandalia, IL & Brownstown VFW Post 9770. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday, July 8, 2019, prior to the service, at the church. Memorials: Bethel Baptist Church, and/or Donor's Choice. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.

He was born December 15, 1929, in Pontiac, IL, the son of Elvy E. & Mary Loretta (Galloway) Diveley. Elvy and Mary Loretta passed away when Don was an infant and he was raised by Roy & Lou Hampton. Married Shirley Ann Tate June 27, 1959, Vandalia, IL. He retired after 30 + years as a Supervisor at Crane Packing, Vandalia, IL.; U.S. Army, World War II Veteran serving in Germany; and member of Bethel Baptist Church, and American Legion Post #95, Vandalia, IL.

Don loved volunteering at Fayette Co. Hospital, wood working out in his shed, bowling, golfing and watching western shows. 

He is survived by: Wife - Shirley Diveley, Vandalia, IL; Sons - Sam Diveley and Stan Diveley & Karen, all of Vandalia, IL and Mark Diveley, Winston Salem, NC. 

Preceded in death by:  Biological Parents; and the parents that raised him, Roy & Lou Hampton; Brother - Leroy Diveley; and Sisters - Loraine and Clara Mae.

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