Donald E. Stewart, 65 of Gillespie, died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 7:35 p.m. He was born on November 27, 1954, in Litchfield to Samuel J. Stewart Sr. and Mildred (Morris) Stewart.
He married Charlene (Anderson) Stewart on November 28, 1975, at the United Methodist Church, Gillespie. He was a mine examiner for Monterey Coal Co. Donald was a member of the Miners Cemetery Committee in Mt. Olive, Mining Board in Springfield, President of UMWA Local 1613, and head of Mines and Minerals at Department of Natural Resources.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, being outdoors, and being with his family.
He is survived by his spouse, Charlene Stewart of Gillespie; daughters, Kelly Lyons of Sawyerville and Jaclyn (Ted) Knetzer of Gillespie; grandchildren, Aidan Samuel Lyons, Brody Edward Knetzer, and Max Stewart Knetzer; father in law, Randy Anderson; brother in law, Randy (Denny) Anderson; and sister in law, Suzanne Stewart of Litchfield.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Sam Stewart Jr.; and mother in law, Shirley Anderson.
Family services will be held. Memorials are suggested to KDHX 88.1 Radio Station or Gillespie Cemetery. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.