Mary K. Donohue Levens

Mary K. Donohue Levens, age 82 of Galena, IL passed away Monday, May 17, 2021. Funeral mass will be 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Friends may call from 10:30, Saturday, June 12, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in St. Michaels cemetery, Galena. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

She was born December 2, 1938, in Galena, the daughter of Francis J. and Lenora (Bussan) Donohue. Mary graduated from Galena High School with the class of 1956 and attended Clarke College. Mary was united in marriage to Ronald Levens on July 11, 1959.  She worked at the Dowling House and the Little Britch’in Post.  She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by her husband, Ronald, three children, Scott (Linda) of Huntsville, AL, Ronda of St. Louis, MO, and Michael (Lara) of Galena, three grandsons, Justin (Laura) Levens, Nicholas and Benjamin Rosenthal, two granddaughters, Annette Davison and Sara Levens, three great- grandchildren, Shelby Davison, Felix and Greta Levens, one sister, Pat Longtin, two bothers in-law, Thomas (Barbara) Levens of Belvidere, IL and John “Dick” (Linda) Levens of Mission Viejo, CA, three sisters in-law, Elaine Smith of Hazel Green, WI, JoAnn Hubbard of Newport Richey, FL, Grace Bins of Bloomington, IL and special friends Doris Glick of Galena and Mary Rettenmeier of Dubuque and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother in infancy, Michael Donohue, her husband’s parents Justin and Alberta Levens, four brothers’ in-law, John Longtin, Earl Smith, Frank Bins and Dan Levens.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Midwest Medical Center, Galena, Galena Stauss Senior Care Community and Hospice of Dubuque. Your care and compassion will never be forgotten. Online condolences maybe left for the family at

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