Death Notice of James R. Donkin

James R. Donkin

August 4, 1949 – December 3, 2022

The Diocesan Center has been informed of the death of James R. “Jim” Donkin. Jim served this Diocese faithfully as treasurer from 1993 to 2015 and spanning the administrative reach of two Diocesan bishops.

The rite of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in West Frankfort, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mary and Jim Donkin Scholarship Fund for students pursuing careers in healthcare or education at the Frankfort Community Unit District #168.

“Jim served the diocese as treasurer for more than 20 years with distinction. He served under the episcopates of both Bishop Peter Beckwith and Bishop Daniel Martins. Jim was instrumental in implementing standardized and consistent financial procedures and reporting in ways that continues to serve the Diocese’s financial functions well today.”      –  Rod Matthews (Treasurer, 2016-2022)


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Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim and for those who mourn.

Into thy hands, O Lord, we commend thy servant Jim, our dear brother, as into the hands of a faithful Creator and most merciful Savior, beseeching thee that he may be precious in thy sight. Wash him, we pray thee, in the blood of that immaculateLamb that was slain to take away the sins of the world; that, whatsoever defilements he may have contracted in the midst of this earthly life being purged and done away, he may be presented pure and without spot before thee; through the merits of Jesus Christ thine only Son our Lord. Amen.

Almighty God, Father of mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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