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Donna Mae Criswell

January 30, 1932 ~ March 19, 2022 (age 90)

Obituary

Donna Mae Criswell was born January 30, 1932 to Elmer and Gladys (Scott) Forbes in Murray, Iowa.  She graduated from Murray High School in 1950.  She worked several different jobs throughout her life,     Hy-vee as an billing clerk, Walmart, Baptist School in Knoxville, Iowa and First Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa.  Donna was a loving and caring mother to her five children, Dan, Denny, Deena with Don Wetzel, David and Donovan with Don Murdock.  In her later years she married Edward Criswell whom passed away on November 18, 2006.

Donna was a long-time member of the Chariton Christian Church of Disciples of Christ. She loved to sing and play for funerals and weddings.

She peacefully passed away with family by her side on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Lucas County Health Center in Chariton, Iowa.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Gladys Forbes, her husband Edward, her siblings, Marguerite (Gerald) Persels, Leo (Doris) Forbes, Mildred (Lloyd) Peppmeier and Kenneth Forbes.

Left to mourn her death is her brother, Corky (Linda)Forbes of Oregon, her children, Dan (Susan) Wetzel of Shenandoah, Denny (Judy) Wetzel of Ames, Deena (Randy) McSparen of Russell, David (Cindy) Murdock of Milan, Mo, Donovan Murdock of Chariton, 16 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law, Charlotte Forbes. Memorials may be directed to the Chariton Christian Church – Disciples of Christ in Chariton, Iowa.  On line condolences may be left at www.fieldingfuneralhomes.com.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 31, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christian Church Of Disciples of Christ
1100 Ilion Ave
Chariton, Iowa 50049

Funeral Service
Thursday
March 31, 2022

11:00 AM
Christian Church Of Disciples of Christ
1100 Ilion Ave
Chariton, Iowa 50049

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