Donna Stanton

Donna L. Stanton

Saturday, November 5th, 1932 - Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Surrounded by loving family and friends, Donna Lee Stanton passed away peacefully into the open arms of Jesus on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. She was born November 5, 1932, in Ransom, Kansas, the daughter of Mike W. and Betty (Herren) Tuggle.

Donna moved to Stanton County when she was five years old. She married Lyndell Stanton on November 8, 1949, in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Donna was a farm wife, baker and dispatcher. She worked alongside her husband on the farm for many years. She had a huge garden and spent many hours canning; sharing her good fortune with friends and family. Donna was a baker in the Johnson Co-op bakery, and served as a dispatcher for the Stanton County Sheriff Department. However; music was Donna’s passion. She played for many school music contests, weddings, funerals, graduations, and for many other functions. She was always ready to play the organ. Donna played the organ almost every Sunday at the Methodist Church in Manter where she was a longtime member. Donna was a past member of Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son, Greg Stanton and wife Mary of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Pam Caldwell and husband Skip of Scott City; brothers, Tom Tuggle and wife Barb of Green Valley, Arizona, and John Tuggle and wife Jaime of Corpus Christi, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Tanya Esters, Carter Stanton, Paul Stanton, Brittnee Alcala, Connor Stanton, Cambree Stanton, Brett Stanton, Christopher Stanton, Michael Stanton, Jennifer Jamalkowski, Kristina Lawrence; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Ruby Tuggle; husband, Lyndell; sons, Rodney, Tommy and Bryce; and grandson, Diren Hill.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the United Methodist Church in Manter, Kansas, with Pastor Mary Courtney officiating. Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson, Kansas. Friends may call from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Donna Stanton Memorial Fund in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, Kansas 67855.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Johnson - Garnand Funeral Home
    605 West North Avenue
    P.O. Box 715
    JOHNSON, KS 67855
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  • Service

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 10:00am
    Manter United Methodist Church
    201 West 4th Avenue
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  • Interment

    Stanton County Cemetery
    Cemetery Road
    JOHNSON, KS 67855
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