Donna Sue Brosseau, 87, of Crane, Missouri, was born September 8, 1935, in Christian County, Missouri, to Ralph and Clora (Holder) Plank. She departed this life December 13, 2022, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri.
Donna was a lifelong resident of the area and member of the First Baptist Church, Crane, where she was an active member. She was a very cheerful and determined woman. Donna worked a number of years at the Crane IGA and Stone County Oil Company before becoming a business owner in Crane. She would often travel over-the-road with her husband Lonnie, when he worked as a truck driver. She would fondly remember the places they visited and the things they saw.
Donna loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. Even during her last days, the grandchildren and great grandchildren were able to put a smile on her face.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Lonnie; her parents, Ralph and Clora Plank; two brothers Verl and Jim Plank; and sister, Nelda Gann.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Kimes of West Plains, Missouri; son Kent Brosseau and wife Leasa of Crane; a sister, June Thomas of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; and sister-in-law, Orvilene Reel. Donna had five grandchildren: Nicholas Kimes and wife Allison, Christopher Kimes and wife Suzanna, Kaleb Brosseau and wife Brittany, Kyle Brosseau and wife Kate, and Kadee DeCourley and husband Leevon. She was blessed with ten great grandchildren: Grace Ann, Emma, Maddy, Ainsley, Brenna, Brennan, Barret, Audra, Anna, Walker, and one on the way. Donna also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. She was a special “grandma” to other relatives and friends.
One of Donna’s favorite Bible verses was Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” She will be mourned and missed by all who had the privilege to know and love her.
Funeral services will be held December 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Crane, Missouri. Burial will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery under the care of Westrip Funeral Home, Crane.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SBC International Missions Board.