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Donna K. (Wilson) Farnsworth

October 11, 1924 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 95)


When the evening sun is setting,

And your thoughts and cares are free,

While you are thinking of others,

Won’t you sometimes think of me?

Donna K. Farnsworth, age 95, of Centerville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center, Centerville.

Donna was born on October 11, 1924 in Seymour, Iowa, the daughter of Walter and Zella (Smith) Wilson.  She attended grade school at South Livingston schools and later graduated from Seymour High School.  On May 5, 1951, Donna was united in marriage to Verl Farnsworth at the Drake Ave Christian Church in Centerville.  To this union, two children were born, Laura Lee and Kathleen Anne. 

Donna was a lifetime member of the AMVETS and AAU.  She was also a member of the Exline Church of Christ in Exline, Iowa.  Donna was actively involved in the Hospital Auxillary in Centerville.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, embroidery, and she made several quilts.  Donna was very enthusiastic about Girl Scouts, and was a leader for 7 years. 

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Verl Farnsworth; her parents, Walter and Zella Wilson of Numa, Iowa; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Left to cherish Donna’s memory are her two daughters, Laura Lee Jensen of Centerville, and Kathleen (Monte) Cubit of Des Moines, Iowa; her brother, Bill Wilson; nieces, Vicki (Brett) Bowman of Ankeny; Jeanne (Michael) Bryant of Spring Hill, Kansas; Kelly (Jeff) Anson of Indianola, Iowa; nephew, Tony (Roxanne) Wilson of Stewart, Iowa; a granddaughter, April Jones of Des Moines; step grandchildren, Don and Joe; three great grandchildren, David Ramirez, Sofia Garcia, and Isabella Garcia, all of Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30AM, Friday, December 27, 2019 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Dennis Higgins officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Livingston Cemetery, near Numa, Iowa.  Memorials have been designated to the Exline Church of Christ, and may be dropped off or mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared online at

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