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Donna Joanne Denly, died July 25, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. She was born February 28, 1945 in rural Madison County to Don and Vilna (Tuttle) Kennedy. She graduated from Interstate 35 school district in 1963. She was united in marriage to John David Denly in 1963, they later divorced. She was the mother of four children and grandmother to six grandchildren. Family, Faith and Flowers were the most important things in Donnas life. She could be found in her yard, garden or beautiful flower beds or working on her next quilt project. Donna took great joy in watching her children and grandchildren partake in their many activities. Donna was a 25 year survivor of Breast Cancer.
She was a devoted member of the Prairie View United Methodist Church of rural Ollie. Donna donated her time and many efforts to numerous organizations, activities, church groups, flower clubs, card groups (Bridge and Pegs & Jokers) and many others that are too numerous to mention.
She was preceded in death by her father, Don; a great nephew, JD Marr; mother-in-law, Hilda (Jim) Nicholson.
She is survived by her children, Deb Horras and husband Brian of rural Ollie; Diana Greeson and husband Ron of Prole; Denise Conrad and husband Ed of Sigourney; Dave Denly and wife Sara of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Amy and Zach Mosbey, Eddie Conrad, Jessica Horras, Mac Conrad, Ben Denly, Abbey Denly. Special friend to the family, Nazareth Rambo; Mother, Vilna Kennedy of New Virginia; siblings, Marguerite (Herb) Rockey of Kennewick, Washington; Gordon (Sandy) Kennedy of Bedford; Roger (Ginny) Kennedy of Emporia, Kansas; Phyllis (Jim) OHair of Van Wert; Karen (Jerry) Cooley of New Virginia; Bonnie (Don) Simmerman of Truro; Ancel (Cindy) Kennedy of Truro; Leroy (Bev) Kennedy of Lamoni; Jim (Cindy) Kennedy of Washington.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at Prairie View Methodist Church, near Ollie, Iowa. Visitation Friday 4:00 7:00 P.M. at Prairie View Church
Memorials should be made to Prairie View United Methodist Church or Spina Bifida Association of Iowa.
Arrangements by the Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney
Published on July 26, 2017
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