Donna Lee (Troyer) Batesel

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Donna Lee (Troyer) Batesel, 80, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Cox Hospital, in Springfield, Mo. Donna was born July 30, 1941, in El Dorado Springs, Mo., to John William and Bessie Olive (Ware) Troyer.

Donna lived most of her life in Walker and Nevada. She worked for Key Work Clothes in Nevada for many years. Later she managed several Super 8 Motels including Nevada, Fort Scott, Ozark, and Lebanon. She attended Free Will Baptist Church. Donna enjoyed reading, fishing, camping, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was greatly loved by her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include six children, Shirley Friedli (Darrel), Nevada, Patricia Horn (Marty), Milo, Janet Kocke (Karl), Donaldsonville, La., Greg Lovewell, Nevada, Doug Burris (Emilie), Bourbon, Mo., and LaDonna Ford (Mark), Nevada; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, as well as her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Johnnie Troyer and Earl Troyer; sister, Maxine Noel; niece, Carolyn Trivett; three great-nieces; and a great-grandson, Jonathan Neal.

A graveside committal will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 3, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, in Dederick, Mo., with Pastor Lorne Brown officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

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