My mom passed away a week ago today . . . July 16, 2018. I was holding her hand.
Donna Henley, 80, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Monday, July 16, 2018 at her residence in Eldon, Missouri. She was born January 3, 1938 in Capps, Missouri the daughter of the late James Howard and Flossie (Barton) Hall. On March 30, 1963 in St. Elizabeth, Missouri she was united in marriage to Robert Henley who survives of the home.
Other survivors include,
Daughters, Robbin Griffith & husband Billy Paul; Rhonda Bottoms & husband Danny; Renda Fisher & husband Greg. Grandchildren, Charity Lawmaster & husband Sheldon; Cole Griffith & wife Megan; Case Bottoms; Alex Wyrick & husband Cole; Caragan Fisher & Cade Fisher. Great Grandchildren, one month old Great Granddaughter, Andersyn Rae Lawmaster & Great Grandson, Ira Paul Griffith due November 2018.
Siblings, Wanda Chandler; Ronnie Hall; Alicia Atwell; Glenna Gardner; Jimmy Hall & wife Donna; Diane Blankenship & husband Fred; Kathy Willey & husband Dennis
Sisters in law, Rayma Jean Elrod & husband Gene; Ruby Dean Binkley
And many, many nieces & nephews.
Donna was a 1956 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School. She and her sister, Glenna Gardner were the first female entertainers to perform on Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry. She owned the Longhorn Café from 1971-1975, and the Burger Castle both located in Eldon, MO. Donna was a very talented singer and musician, playing the mandolin, bass fiddle and guitar. Her other hobbies included enjoying time with her children and grandchildren and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ as a licensed minister.
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM also at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Reynolds & Pastor Ron Boyer officiating. Interment will follow at the Eldon City Cemetery.
Memorials in her name are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.