Donna M. Duffy (1924 - 2011)

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INDEPENDENCE - Donna M. Duffy, 87, of Independence, died Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Independence, on July 9, 1924, to Dennis and Hanora (Jamason) Sullivan, she graduated from St. John High School in 1942. On May 15, 1946, she married Clifford F. Duffy at St. John The Evangelist Church. He died in 1994.
Donna retired in 1995 from People's Memorial Hospital after 30 years as Medical Records Department Manager.
Survived by: Two daughters, Carole (Robert) Schultes, Cedar Rapids, and Marilyn (Allen) Goble, Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Larry (Barbara), Marshalltown, and Gordon (Linda), Atlanta, Ga.; 10 grandchildren, John Schultes, Sam Schultes, Honora Schultes Swift, Colleen Duffy Sheese, Bradley Duffy, Jason Duffy, Angela Duffy Jugenheimer, Jeremy Duffy, Nicholas Blough and Kelsey Blough; a daughter-in-law Sharyl (Seifert) Duffy, Albuquerque, N.M. and seven great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: Two sons, Ricky Lee in 1947, and Gary in 1979; her parents; three brothers, Leo Sullivan, Alfred Sullivan, Arthur Sullivan, and one sister Alverna Bohren.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at St. John Catholic Church, Independence. Visitation will be from 3 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at White Funeral Home in Independence, with a Parish Rosary at 3 p.m., and Vigil Service at 7:30 p.m. Burial at St. John Cemetery, Independence.
Memorials: To St. John School, Independence.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Oct. 11 to Oct. 18, 2011