Donna Jean Beason, 84
Thu, 12/21/2017 - 4:55pm admin
July 24, 1933 —
Dec. 19, 2017
Ankeny, Iowa - Donna Jean Beason, age 84, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.
Funeral services were held Dec. 23, 2017 at Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction, Iowa with burial at Columbus City Cemetery.
Donna Jean Arington was born July 24, 1933, in Washington, Iowa to Ernest and Alice Arington. She grew up in and received her education at Columbus Junction High School.
On May 22, 1952, she was united in marriage to Alva Harrison Beason. The couple made their home in Columbus Junction and Muscatine prior to moving to Cresco, Iowa. Donna and Al farmed in Cresco for over 30 years and were blessed with three children, Ernest, Janiece and David. They later retired in Ankeny, where they have been active at the Neveln Center.
Donna was the matriarch of her family. She helped manage the farm and hosted many family members and friends at her home for dinner. She and Al have lived their lives serving others and have been great neighbors. Most of all, she loved spending time with Al, her children and grandchildren, whom she treasured deeply.
Donna is survived by her husband of 65 years, Al; children, Ernest (Wynne) Beason, Janiece Beason and David (Cammy) Beason; grandchildren, Sharyce (Patrick) Newby, Stephen (Meghan) Beason, Daniel Beason, Carly Beason, Harrison Beason, Christa Beason and Chelsey (Tad) Stansberry; and great-grandchildren, Ashton, Natalie, Logan, Dominic, Sebastian, Baelyn and Haven.
She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Clayton Worley.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Nevln Center Senior Center in Ankeny. Condolences may be shared at www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com.