Donna Jane "DJ" Lyman, 84, of McPherson passed away at 5:18 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, suddenly, at McPherson Hospital.
Donna was born in Chalk on July 4, 1932, a daughter of Pearl Catherine (Massey) Sisson and Horace Jacob Paul, Sr.
Donna attended the Parkdale Schools and Eskridge Rural High School.
Donna was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She worked at Alumax as a production assistant until her retirement.
Donna was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2715 Ladies Auxiliary. Donna enjoyed cooking for her family, quilting, gardening, playing cards, especially pitch, and spending time with her family.
Donna J. Paul was united in marriage to John T. Lyman on July 20, 1950 at the Council Grove Court House, Council Grove. The young couple established their first home together in Alta Vista until 1961, when they moved to New Gottland.
Donna is survived by her husband, John T. Lyman, Sr., of McPherson; her children, Cathy Crane, of McPherson, Tommy Lyman, Jr. and his wife Peg, of Ashton, Nebraska, Dale Lyman and his wife Cathy, of Ness City, and Lana Hauschel and her husband Rick, of Canton; her sisters, Carolyn Zerbe, of Eskridge, Eldana Travis, of Fort Dodge, Benita Peoples, of Eskridge, and Liz Benortham and her husband Tom, of Topeka; her 11 grandchildren, Victoria Crane (Daniel Ryan), Michelle Woydziak, Summer Lamborn (Jarrod), Brooke Davis (Bob), Trey Lyman (Tiffany), Trevor Lyman, Dan Manning (Deb), Corri Roberts (Seth), John Schimon, Lauren Hauschel (Matt King), and Reba Hauschel (Karl Law); her 24 great-grandchildren, Cassie Crane, Troy Crane, Kenya Kretzer (Kaden), Kyle Ryan, Kaylie Ryan, Kristian Ryan, Kamryn Ryan, Cassie Lamborn, Gunner Lamborn, Autumn Davis, Ainsley Davis, Scarlett Lyman, Ryan Woydziak, Easton Hauschel, Kinze Law, Haley King, Reagan King, Reyna King, Hudson King, Savannah Manning, Alexandria Manning, Maddi Roberts, Zach Roberts, and Alex Roberts; her three great-great-grandchildren, plus one on the way, Emett Sawatzky, Jake Heathcock, and Jax Mitchell; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents Horace and Pearl Paul; and her brothers, Charles Paul, Horace Paul, Jr. "Hod," and baby boy Paul.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson.
No services are planned and the family is following Donna's wishes.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, Kansas 67460.