Donnellan, 86, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2018, in Viroqua,
Wisconsin, surrounded by loved ones.
She is survived by
her four children, Jefferson Brooks Fraser, Kathleen (Donnellan) Wheeler,
Andrea Conway Donnellan, and Tamara Donnellan Ringas, her eight
grandchildren and her great-grandson.
was born in Chicago, Illinois, November 5, 1931, to Martin and Josephine
Marie Lieberman Fouts.
She was preceded in
death by her parents and brother Hugo Jesse Fouts.
As the daughter of
an Interim Presbyterian minister Willoughby moved from Chicago at the age of
five, and lived in many states during her lifetime. She graduated from Akron
Community School, Akron, Michigan, in 1949, and then attended University of
Michigan where she received a Bachelor of Science in 1953, and Doctor of
Medicine in 1958. In 1956 she was co-author of an article in the Journal of
Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Willoughby never lost her love for Chicago
and returned there in 1965 to raise her four children with her former spouse
William Lorne Donnellan. After seeing them off to college, she returned to
Wheaton College and in 1985 received her Master of Science degree in
Marriage and Family Counseling. She counseled in the greater Chicago area
until her retirement in 2003, fulfilling her life-long passion of practicing
psychology. Willoughby loved gardening, ice skating, singing in the choir,
playing the piano, traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, and the
companionship of her pets. She traveled to every continent and made a point
of taking her grandchildren on trips. She visited all of the Seven Wonders
of the World finishing the last few with her daughter Tamara. She climbed
Machu Picchu in 2011, the year of her 80th birthday, and her final adventure
abroad was to Spain and Portugal with Tamara in 2016 when she was 84.
Services will be
held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s United Church,
225 W Lincoln Ave., Chesterton, IN 46304.
In lieu of flowers
please donate in honor of Willoughby to: Doctors Without Borders Online or
40 Rector Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10006.