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Donna Jean (Jones) Coley

September 10, 1933 ~ July 1, 2022 (age 88)


Donna Jean Coley, 88, of Chesterfield formerly of Boonville passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, at Delmar Gardens.

Visitation for Donna will be held Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Boonville. A Celebration of life will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Inurnment will follow in Arrow Rock Cemetery.

Donna Jean Coley was born September 10, 1933, the daughter of Thomas M. and Alice (Boggess) Jones. She married Wayland Neil Coley April 24, 1973, in Boonville, MO. Donna worked for many years at Stanbury's in Brookfield, Mo. where she packed band uniforms and mailed them all over the United States to schools and Universities.  After moving to Boonville, she worked at McGraw Edison, later to be renamed Toastmaster. Donna was once an officer in her order of the Eastern Star. Her voice was beautiful, and she loved to sing. She sang in the choir at her church where she and her husband, Neil, attended. In her younger days she sang with the city theatrical group. Donna excelled at all types of sewing.  She loved painting ceramics which she had all over her house.  She planted award winning flower gardens and proudly showed them off to anyone who wanted to see them. After she and Neil retired, they traveled with their RV and motorcycle to many destinations. Her angelic voice and smile will be missed so much.

Donna is preceded in death by her husband Wayland Neil Coley, son James Jackson, sisters Helen Landuyt and Marjorie Young, and brother Tommy Jones. She is survived by her son Nick (Clovetta) Jackson, daughter Brenda (Richard) Nowlain, stepchildren Matthew Coley and Mark (Sandi) Coley. She also leaves behind grandchildren Joshua (Jillian) Jackson, Bethany Jackson, Richard Nowlain, Jamie (Brook) Beam, Lynn (Jason) Reynolds, Joshua (Carrie) Coley, and Laurie Klaus and great grandchildren Charlotte and Elias Jackson, Scarlett Beam, Carson and Anna Reynolds, Oliver, Max, and Grant Coley, and Caleb, Noah and Addyson Klaus.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society. 

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July 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church (Boonville)

Celebration of Life
July 16, 2022

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church (Boonville)

July 16, 2022

12:00 PM
Arrow Rock Cemetery
Highway TT
Arrow Rock, MO 65320

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