Donna Marlene George Elder
Donna Marlene George Elder, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph.
She was born January 15, 1933, to Alex and Georgia (Martin) Ratliff in St. Joseph.
Donna married the father of her children, George Shoemaker, and he preceded her in death. She later married the love of her life, Wilford George, who also preceded her in death.
Donna was formerly employed by Mead Paper Products.
She enjoyed gaming challenges and was the cleanest woman you would ever meet. Donna was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; husband, Wilford; son, George Bradford Shoemaker; daughter, Carrie Cuma Juhl; two brothers; and three sisters.
Survivors include her daughters, Vicki Menzel (David), Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Cindy Wolf, St. Joseph; eight grandchildren; sisters, Loretta McCray and Lucille Knapp; brother, Alex Ratliff, Jr.; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Farewell Services 10:00 A.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.
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