SAN ANGELO Donna Jean Spieler, 69, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, 32 N. Irving St. in San Angelo. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/Grape Creek. Donna was born on Dec. 15, 1943, in Amarillo, Texas, to Harry Jackson Abernathy and Melba Juanita "Jackie" Moore Abernathy. She graduated from San Angelo Lake View High School in 1962. Donna worked at First Presbyterian Church for many years as a church secretary until her passing. She married Freddie Spieler in 1971. Donna had a daughter named Cara Lynn Spieler on April 19, 1966. Cara passed away in 1977; Donna and Cara were reunited on Dec. 10, 2013, just as the Lord promised. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; sister Linda Rhae Elliott; and again, beloved daughter Cara Lynn Spieler. She is survived by her husband, Freddie Eugene Spieler; brother-in-law Lewis Elliott; nephew Lewis Wayne Elliott; niece Shonda Suzanne Elliott; and great-niece Lacy Savanna Franklin. Family would stress in lieu of flowers to send donations to Shannon Dialysis Center. The family wishes to send a special thanks to the fifth floor doctors and nurses of Shannon Hospital for helping Donna in her final moments. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Online condolences may be made at shafferpioneer.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2013