Donovan Charles Twombley
Donovan C. Twombley
Donovan Charles Twombley

June 26, 1932 - November 20, 2022
Born in Osceola, Iowa
Resided in Johnston, Iowa
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Donovan C. Twombley of Johnston died Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Unity Point Taylor House Hospice.

He was born June 26, 1932 in Osceola, Iowa to Ardath & Edith (McComas) Twombley. On April 21, 1954, he married Joyce Cole. She passed away June 22, 1999.

On April 28, 2022, he married his long-time companion, Margaret (Margo) Whiting.

Donovan is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Whiting, daughters, Deborah (Douglas) Karns of Cedar Falls, IA, Anne Twombley of Urbandale, IA; son, Scott (Rosalee) Twombley of San Diego, CA, step-daughter, Sandra (Neal) Howard of Des Moines, IA; step-son, James (Vickie) Fandrei of MO; eight Grandchildren, three step- grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, David, sister, Conda, and his first wife.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Sunday, November 27, 2022, at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. Services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday following visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Christian Church in Urbandale or Unity Point Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

The family would like to acknowledge the kind and caring staff at Taylor House Hospice for their excellent care of our loved one and our family.





Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, November 27, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Service
Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, November 27, 2022
2:00 PM


Hospice Taylor House
3401 East Douglas Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50317
Covenant Christian Church
2700 - 72nd Street
Urbandale, IA 50322