Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan D. Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home today. Visitation was on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Dona was born Sept. 14, 1928 on a farm south of Cleghorn to Ray and Martha (Fuhrman) Townsend. She attended country grade school until the family moved to Cherokee in 1946. She graduated from Cherokee Wilson High School in 1947. She lived with her parents on West Cherry St. Dona worked for J.C. Penny's for a short time and had also worked at the Cherokee Work Activity Center for several years. She had been a resident of Careage Hills in Cherokee since 1999. She was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church and the Rebekah Lodge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Glen, Lloyd and Darold Townsend, one sister Ethel Small.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews some of which live in this area.