Kountzman, Donna Marcelle (nee Baker), 99 years, on April 21. After a brief illness passed peacefully with her family at her side. Wife of the late Joseph McCoy Kountzman, Jr.; beloved mother of Sharon Bower, Joe Kountzman, Valerie Whitney; mother-in-law of Margery Kountzman and Jim Whitney; Grandmother of Leah Bower, Adam Bower (Angie), Libby Kountzman, Kate Kountzman, Nathan Whitney, Anna Cothran (Ryan); Great Grandmother of Lily Bower, Molly Bower, Sydney Bower. Dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, friend. Born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, a graduate with honors from Purdue University, married Joseph Kountzman, lived in St. Louis and raised her family. A lifelong member of St. Lucas United Church of Christ, volunteer, educator, business administrator, avid reader and bridge player. Lived a happy and active life at Laclede Groves her last 8 years. Services: Visitation at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 27, at First Congregational Church of St. Louis, 6501 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, followed by Memorial Service at 11:00 AM and reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Heifer International.
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Apr. 24, 2013