Elsie Irene Donner

Monday, March 6, 2017

Elsie Irene Donner, 97, of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Great River Medical Center in Blytheville. Born in Steele, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Annie Garrison Sammons and had been a Manila resident since the early 1940s. She worked along side her husband on the family farm until working for the Manila Public School District in the cafeteria. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts, gardening and canning. She was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and a longtime member of Community Methodist Church near Manila.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Otto Donner of the home; her daughter, Linda Jackson and husband Jim of Gosnell; one brother, Johnny Sammons of Manila; one sister, Geraldine "Squirrel" Cherry of Manila; and a grandson, Adam Jackson of Little Rock.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Howard Funeral and Cremation Service of Manila.

Online guest register: www.howardfuneralservice.com