Donnalee (Donna) Gipson, formerly Hutchison, (73) passed away from a sudden illness on Oct. 9, 2021. She resided in Coral Springs, FL. Ms. Gibson was born on Aug 28, 1948 in Dubuque, Iowa.
Donna lived her life in the Gas City, Lafontaine, and Mentone areas. Donna was known for working as a beautician, working at Gen Corp. and Rolling Meadows nursing home, to name a few. Donna spent most of her time working beside her late husband Ron Hutchison at Crown Lanes of Gas City and Cannonball Lanes of Wabash. Donna was an avid bowler and enjoyed attending bowling tournaments, away and local, as well as spending time with her bowling alley friends and family. Donna was a much beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. Donna enjoyed doing hair for family and friends throughout the years, as well as playing bingo, going to casinos and the dog track. Donna enjoyed having family gatherings and cooking/grilling out. She loved her "burnt" hot dogs. Donna was known for her humor, being straight forward, and always willing to share her opinions. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Donna is survived by her daughter Denay (Walt) Wandersee, Coral Springs FL; son Ron (Cathy) Wampner II, Marion, IN; step-daughter Tara (Tim) Hutchison-Shea, Tampa, FL; son Heath (Martha) Wampner, Davie, FL; and son R.J (Ashley) Hutchison, Mishawaka, IN. Donna has 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Donna has three sisters: Nancy Smith, Sweetser, IN; Susan Brandenburg, Fishers IN; Jeanine (Dave) Tucker, Peru, IN; and two brothers: Lawrence (Julie) Faulkner, Garrett IN; and Fred (Emma) Shell, South Whitley, IN. Donna is preceded in death by parents Carl and LaVonne Shell, husband Ed Gipson and husband Ron Hutchison.
A celebration of life will be held in Gas City at The Harrisburg Event Center, 409 N. 1st St., Gas City, IN 46933 on Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 2pm – 6pm.