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January 8, 2014

Donna Kay House

JASONVILLE — Donna Kay House, 70, of Jasonville, passed away at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in her home. She was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Terre Haute, to William Edward Killen and Edith Martha (Loose) Killen.

Survivors include her husband, Robert “Bob” H. House of Jasonville, whom she married on Nov. 9, 1963, they just celebrated their 50th anniversary; daughters and son-in-law, Robin and Todd Huff and Connie House and Bret Richardson, all of Jasonville; grandchildren, Treston Schmidtz, Kindrah Schmidtz, Jacob Huff, and Madison Huff; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James J. Killen, Robert L. Killen, William A. Killen, and John “Jack” Killen; sisters, Wilma “Suzie” Killen Richey, and Jeanetta Killen Hoopengarner; and granddaughter, Lynzee Schmidtz.

Donna had worked at Paige’s Market, Glascol Apparatus in Terre Haute and Fox Fire Environmental. She attended ISU where she got a degree in art. She was a member of Friendly Grove Baptist Church and a lifetime member of VFW Cooties in West Terre Haute. Donna was a 50-year member of the O.E.S. as well as being Past Worthy Matron. She was a member of Hymera O.E.S 289 and a dual member of Sullivan O.E.S 188. She also was Grand Representative to Pennsylvania from Indiana. She was known for her caramel corn. Donna enjoyed bowling, fishing, bringing home snakes, turtles, salamanders, mushroom hunting and being outdoors, where she loved to mow and garden. She played drums in her school marching band. She played on a travel softball league and helped start the softball league in Hymera. She enjoyed watching wrestling, boxing and rodeo. Donna was a board game, card, dice addict and played solitaire and marbles. She liked her frozen cokes and chocolate. Donna loved her family, especially her grandkids.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St., in Jasonville, with Pastor Mark Messmer officiating. Interment will be at K of P Cemetery in Hymera. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday with O.E.S. memorial service at 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Great Lakes Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home.

 

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