Donna J. (Hermann) Cummings (1926 - 2016)

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INDEPENDENCE – Donna J. Cummings, 89, of Independence, Iowa died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at the Lexington Estates Care Center in Independence.
Donna was born on June 6, 1926 the daughter of Carl E. and Mary E. (Fest) Hermann. She was a 1944 graduate of the Independence High School, and began working as a bookkeeper with John Deere Company in Waterloo, Iowa. On Jan. 1, 1950 she was married to Hugh L. Cummings in Independence where the couple made their home. In 1955 Donna resigned from John Deere to stay at home and raise her family. Following the death of her husband in 1977 she became employed as a sales clerk with the Vern's True Value in Independence working till her retirement.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing, hunting and fishing with her husband, and in later years reading. She loved to spend time with her family especially her granddaughter Devan. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the Rebekkah's.
Donna is survived by her two children: Gean Cummings and Dean (Vera) Cummings all of Independence; and a granddaughter Devan Cummings, Iowa City, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Hugh.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, with Rev. Dr. Scott Meador officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 9 a.m. till services Friday at the funeral home. An Eastern Star service will be held at the start of the funeral service.
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Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory
216 3Rd Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2501
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 24 to Mar. 9, 2016