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Donna Mae (Barker) Sanders

February 12, 1944 ~ February 25, 2020 (age 76)


Donna Mae (Barker) Sanders, age 76 formerly of Cates, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Saint Anthony’s Health Care in Lafayette. She was born in Fountain County on February 12, 1944 to the late Ralph Alonzo & Loretta (Strother) Barker. She was married to Frank Allen for 19 years, they later divorced; and she later married Jim Sanders, they were married for over 20 years; and later divorced.

Donna attended Cates schools and was a beautician for over 20 years. She taught at the Paul Mitchell Beauty School in Kansas City and also worked at the Veedersburg Flower Shop and Wabash Valley Flower Shop. She enjoyed sewing, pottery, painting, and was a great artist.

She is survived by a daughter, Janita Lorraine (Gary) Reath; three sons, Micheal Scott (Jana) Allen, Daniel Cleo (Tracie) Allen, Franklin Darrin (Laurie) Allen; a sister, Beverly Stockdale; nine grandchildren, Levi, Lindsey, Jennifer, Whitney, Danielle, Desiree, Chase, Abbi, and Audrey; and four great-grandchildren, Caidence, Makenna, Graysen, and Ada.

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