Dona Ruth Dannelley, 87, formerly of Hutchinson, died Wednesday (Dec. 11, 2019) at Brookdale Senior Living. She was born April 1, 1932, in Skiatook, Oklahoma, the daughter of William and Lela (Sherrill) Pigg. Dona graduated from McPherson High School in 1950.
A resident of Hutchinson since 1964, she was a homemaker and retired from Farmland Industries after 17 years as a clerk. Dona was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hutchinson.
On March 22, 1951, she married Donald D. Dannelley in McPherson. They shared 41 years of marriage before his death on April 6, 1992.
Survivors include: son, Shell Dannelley and wife Luciana of Dallas, Texas; daughter, Renee Atwill and husband Don of Salina; grandchildren, Cameron Atwill of Salina, Morgan Atwill of Junction City, Kelsey Atwill of Salina; great-grandchildren, Pax, Layla, Alani; sisters, Frances Brown of Fair Oaks, California, Sally Knapp of McPherson, and Alice Schmidt of Gastonia, North Carolina.
Dona was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 28, 2019) in Elliott Chapel. Friends may sign her memorial book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until service time at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, or donor’s choice, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.