June 24, 1922 – February 23, 2015
Residence: Forsyth, MO
Leona (Koson) Donat, 92, died February 23, 2015 in her home in Forsyth. Born June 24, 1922 in Chicago, IL, she was the last surviving sibling of nine brothers and sisters. She married Raymond Donat on Valentine’s Day in 1948. They celebrated 57 anniversaries together before Ray preceded Lee in death in 2005.
Lee lived a long and wonderful life with a lot of laughter. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Forsyth for over 35 years and adored her church family. Lee collected Precious Moments – both the figurines and in the time she shared with loved ones. She enjoyed crafts, especially at Christmas, as well as baking, yard sales, and eating out. She especially loved time with her family and friends.
She is survived by all six children – Donna (Smith) and her husband Mickey of Cedar Creek, Dean and his wife Jan of Cedar Creek, Don and his wife Nam of Seattle, WA, Dale and his wife Mary of Ozark, MO, Diane (Edwards) and her husband John of Duluth, MN, and Dodi (Whitmire) of Dallas, TX. Lee also leaves behind thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with services to follow at 11:00 at the church. Graveside service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Ozark. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to First Baptist Church of Forsyth.
Guestbook February 23, 2015
Donna, Dean and family, We were so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. You are in our thoughts.
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P.O. Box 425
Forsyth , MO 65653
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Date/Time: Thur. Feb. 26, 11:00 AM
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