Dona Wichman

Funeral services for Dona Mae Wichman, 77, Eudora, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery.  She died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.

Dona was born August 15, 1933 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of Albert D. and Helen A. Altenbernd Wichman.

She was a homemaker.  She enjoyed cross stitching and making hand piece quilts.  She was an avid KU sports fan and was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Eudora.

As a youth, she was active in 4-H and won State recognition with her cross-stitched quilts.

Survivors include her sister; Norma Schmille, of Lawrence; a niece, ViAnn Deathe, of Lawrence,  a nephew, Victor L. Schmille, of Lawrence and three great nieces (Leslie Schmille, Sarah Schmille, Lacy Tuckness), two great nephews (Stephen Schmille, Dustin Deathe); and one great-great niece (Natalynn Tuckness).

The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the mortuary. On Sunday, friends may call from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Kansas Special Olympics and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Kathy Brecheisen on February 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I loved Dona. When I’d go to the nursing home to visit my mother, Dona always surprised me by making a big effort to say “Hello” and seemed happy to see me. She and I developed quite a nice friendship. She was a sweet caring person and I’ll miss her and think of her often.

  2. Cindy Neis Gold on February 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

    I know that Dona will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Dona was always glad to greet me on my visits to Eudora regardless of how long it had been since I was there. She had a lot of love for her family and friends. It was good to see her continue to blossom over the years. She really loved life!

  3. Kevin & Connie Kesinger on February 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Norma and family – our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  4. Kevin & Connie Kesinger on February 4, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Norma and family – our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Rex & Mary Ann Nicolay on February 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Norma & family, We want to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your sister, and to let you know that many thoughts are with you. I would often see her when I visited the nursing home.

  6. Lorene and Howard Cox on February 14, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Our Sympathy to you and your family. Dona was my long time friend at St. Paul’s. She will be missed. My love to you Norma.

    Marilyn Whitenton on behalf of Lorene and Howard Cox

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