Donna Marie French

Born: Mon., Nov. 30, 1953
Died: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017


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Donna Marie French, 63, of Pittsfield passed away Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.  Donna was born on November 30, 1953 in Flint, Michigan, to Alva French and Janie Bernice Fox.  

Donna worked as a Social Worker for abused and neglected children for the State of Missouri.  She lived much of her life in St. Louis doing what she loved the most which was saving children.  Donna had a huge heart for kids.  In her later years, she moved to Louisiana, MO where she continued working until she retired.  Eventually, she settled in Pittsfield where she enjoyed many friendships and life.  Donna loved making crafts and building things.  She also had a talent for putting together floral arrangements. Shopping was one of her favorite things to do as well and she could out shop anyone.  Donna had three cats that she loved very much and while living in Louisiana, she was known as the "cat lady."  Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with them.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her life.

She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Mike) Mills of Ottumwa, Iowa; two grandchildren, Chelsea (Matt) Mills and Jordan (Susanne) Mills; three great grandchildren, Ariyah Mills, Damian Mills, and Hunter Mills; six sisters, Mary Beth Hamilton of Zephyr Hills, FL, Myra Lou Conyers of Jonesboro, AR, Madeline Eiceman of New Madrid, MO, Debbie Garrett of Hurst, IL, Samantha Fitzgerel of West Valley City, UT, and Connie Martin of Novinger, MO; five brothers, Alan French of Zephyr Hills, FL, Alvn French of Tremble, MO, Todd French of Kirksville, MO, Skipper Cowan of New Madrid, MO, and Gary Lee Cowan of New Madrid, MO.

She is preceded in death by her parents and step father, A. Myers "Doc" Cowan.

There are no services scheduled at this time.

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