Donna Kay (nee Blanton) Davis Harper was born September 30, 1952 to Roy and Julia (Harman) Blanton in Sullivan, Missouri and passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the age of 67 years, 1 month and 29 days.
Donna married Phillip Alan Davis on December 20, 1969 in her home church at Liberty, just outside of Steelville, Missouri.
In July 1971 Donna joined Phil in Germany for one year while he completed his tour serving in the U.S. Army. They returned to Steelville, Missouri to make their permanent home.
In 1979 Phil and Donna started Davis Feed Service, where they worked side by side for 15 years until they sold in 1994.
On September 20, 1995, Phil suddenly passed away. They were marred for over 25 years.
On January 2, 1998, Donna was united in marriage to Charles Harper.
When he retired, they enjoyed a few years of traveling. Donna was able to return to visit Germany, as well as seeing Austria, Canada, Alaska and Israel. Probably her favorite memory of these travels was being baptized in the Jordan River.
Donna enjoyed gardening, crocheting, collecting and reading books along with doing jigsaw puzzles. She had a big heart and enjoyed giving to multiple charities.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Julia Blanton; first husband, Phil Davis; one brother, Leonard Blanton; one sister, Susie Blanton; nephew, Jason Blanton; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Harper and Mary (Eddie) Davis; parent-in-laws, Gilbert Davis, Donald and Dorthy Harper; and one great grandson Simon Slovensky.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Harper of the home; children, Michael (Miranda) Davis, Rebecca (Chad) Barton and Erin (Robert) Harmon all of Steelville, Missouri; step-children, Regina (Tommy) Slovensky of Potosi, Missouri, Rita Harper of Steelville, Missouri and Stephen (Tammy) Harper of Granite City, Illinois; mother-in-law, Ina Davis of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Linda Pope and Christine Blanton of Steelville, Missouri and Darlene (Ron) Turner of Rolla, Missouri; brother-in-law, Lonnie (Jean) Harper of Sullivan, Missouri; 20 grandchildren, Scott (Katie) Barton, Crystal (Elijah) Burke, Jonathan and Amber Barton, Shantel (Michael) Hewkin, Dalton (Katelynn) Harmon, Dusty and Lane Davis, Lucas and Lance Garms, Andrew (Astryd) Slovensky, Cyrus (Nicole) Slovensky, Seth (Casey) Slovensky, Matthias (April) Slovensky, Hannah Eaton, Hope (Kyle) Kientzel, Bethany, Jonathan, Ethan and Nathaniel Harper; nine great grandchildren with two on the way; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2019 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Stan Collins officiating and Pastor Danny Adams reading the obituary. Special music of “In the Sweet By and By” was played by Dave Bishop on the banjo, “On the Hills of Glory” was sung by Ella Jo Bishop with Dave Bishop on the banjo, “Amazing Grace” was sung by the congregation and “Heaven Just go Sweeter for you” was sung by Bob Coleman on the guitar.
Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery in Steelville, Missouri.
Casket bearers were Scott Barton, Jonathan Barton, Dalton Harmon, Elijah Burke, Michael Hewkin and Matthias Slovensky.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.