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Donna  Marie Althouse
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Obituary for Donna Marie Althouse

Donna Marie Althouse, 75, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at her home in Topeka, Ks. She was born on April 1, 1943 in Huntsville, MO. to William Estel and Ruetha Mae (Carpenter) Rucker. Donna grew up in Huntsville, Mo. where she graduated from Westran High School.

On January 23, 1963, Donna married Roy Althouse, Jr. They were happily married for 51 years. Throughout their marriage, Donna was an army wife, a mother of three and she advanced in the Customer Service field where she retired as a Manager for Kansas Gas Services.

Donna was a lifelong member of 2nd Baptist Church, Huntsville, Mo. She was the past State Loyal Lady ruler of the Golden Circle for the State of Kansas, Past Worthy Matron of Rebecca #8 Order of Eastern Star(Topeka) and Past Deputy of Oasis of Manhattan Daughters of Isis. She was also a member of Soroptomist International and she was a founding member of the Rucker Scholarship Fund. She enjoyed sports such as Bowling, Softball, Volleyball, and she loved reading and BINGO.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Althouse Jr.; parents William and Ruetha Rucker and her sister Geraldine Rucker-McShore.

Donna is survived by her daughters, Dawn (Bryanth) Basemore, Roxane (Elmer) Harris and Valeyta Althouse; Grandchildren Marquas (Lisa) Althouse, Daneale (Addison) Canidy, Courtni Diggins, Lincoln Harris, Alia Harris, Nathan Harris; Great Grandchildren Marquas Althouse Jr., Aniya Keeling, Jaylen Franklin, Haliyah Sales, Ahkieem Sales, Adrianna Zuniga, Daylan Canidy, and Addie Canidy; brother Lawrence(Bobbie) Rucker and brother-in-law William McShore and her many loving nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.

Additional service Information:
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2nd Baptist Church, Huntsville, Missouri. Visitation will be at the church starting at 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be immediately following the service at Huntsville City Cemetery, Huntsville, Missouri.


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