Donna Buckley Obituary

Donna Jean Waddell Buckley
Donna Jean Waddell Buckley
Donna Jean Waddell Buckley

January 4, 1937 - June 29, 2007
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Ankeny, IA
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Donna Jean Waddell Buckley, 70, of Ankeny, formerly of Minburn, passed from this life on Friday, June 29, 2007, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday, July 2, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines. There will be no other services held at this time. A private committal service will take place at a later date.

Donna was born in Des Moines and grew up in Perry, graduating from Ogden High School in 1954. She married William Laurence Buckley in 1955. She was a seed researcher at Stine Seed Farm in Adel for 17 years. Donna was a church organist at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William Laurence Buckley of Ankeny; four daughters, Lori (Ed Gibney) Buckley of Fort Worth, TX, Shari (Gary) Ingram of Pleasanton, CA, Kristi (David) Plumb of Johnstown, CO and Cari Buckley of Staten Island, NY; two sons, Craig (Anne Medley) Buckley of Fairway, KS and Scott (Elizabeth) Buckley of Johnston, IA; one brother, Robert (Beverly) Waddell of Urbandale; eight grandchildren, Melissa Gibney, Monica (Wayne) Russell, Emily Plumb, Jeff Plumb, Lucas Plumb, Alyssa Buckley, Zach Buckley and Madison Buckley; and one great-grandchild, Dalton Russell. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marie Waddell; one son, Chris; and one brother, Donald Waddell.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, July 2, 2007
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM