Donna Snelling, 77, passed away on Jan. 24, 2018
Donna Lea (Kerns) Snelling, 77, El Dorado, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.
Her family will gather with friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29; funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, both at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Hysom officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence, Kan.
Donna was born on Feb. 4, 1940, the daughter of John and Flora (Tiers) Kerns in Florence, Kan. She graduated from Florence High School Class of 1958. She was united in marriage to Richard Duane Snelling on June 1, 1957, in Burns, Kan. Donna was the owner and operator of Lea J Alan Enterprises in Newton for 16 years. She loved her family and enjoyed bowling, golf, traveling in their motorhome, and Hallmark movies. She was a member of the Kansas Twisters Motorhome Club and the Kansas Manufactured Housing Association where she was a board member.
Her loving family includes: her husband, Richard of the home; daughter and her husband, Jaci and Jon Beeman; sons and their wives, Bruce and Shari Snelling of Newton, John and Liz Snelling of Augusta; two sisters, Karen Walker of Kansas City, Kansas and Linda (Rick) Eggers of Great Bend, Kansas; grandchildren, Kati (Chris) Westerhaus, Kylie (Kalin) Johnson, Garett Snelling and Tyler Snelling; 4 great-grandchildren, Harper and Kase Westerhaus, Mattix Bruner and Hudson Snelling.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Penni Kerns.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, may be directed to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202, or Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Donna at www.carlsoncolonial.com.