Donna Gielow

Graveside inurnment will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 for Donna Jane Gielow, 69, Lawrence at Memorial Park Cemetery.  She died October 28, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.  

Donna was born on September 6, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Robert Carl and Theresa May (Webster) Gielow. 

She loved animals and flower gardens.  Donna enjoyed life.  

Survivors include her sister, Gale Cohen and husband, Alex, Northbrook, Illinois; two nephews, David Venetucci and wife, Mary Pat, Michael Venetucci; step-mother, Carol Gielow and friend, Kathy Ott.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

8 Condolences

  1. Lucy Cope on November 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    Another of God’s angels has gone Home. Donna was a beautiful person both inside and out, and it was my honor and privilege to have called her my friend. May she rest in the arms of Jesus for all eterniy.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you, Kathy, as you grieve you dearest and closest friend.

    Love & Hugs,
    Lucy Cope – Iowa

  2. Kathy on November 3, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I will miss Donna. We talked on the phone often. It is fnny how attached to someone you never met. We shared private matter’s as well as just laughed at each other. I will really miss those times. Kathy

  3. dolores webster willoughby on November 4, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I am very sorry to hear about my cousin,Donna’s, passing. I have many good memories of holidays spent with her and the family and am sorry we did not keep in touch over the years. Your family is all in my thoughts at this difficult time. Dolores Webster Willoughby

  4. Sherry Thomas on November 4, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Rest in Peace Donna. You will be missed.

    Bryan, Sherry, Kerry, Tricia, and Shanley

  5. Pam Franklin on November 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    My dear friend. How I will miss you and our phone calls. You have a heart of gold like no other. So very very kind. I am so proud to call you my friend. I will think of you often. RIP Donna. Love, Pam

  6. Kathy Ott on November 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Rest in peace Donna,you bought so much into my life i cannot put into words. I miss you,but you are at peace. I will treasure the 12 years of life we spent together.

  7. Vicki Webster Hieronymus on November 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    As one of my few cousins growing up, I always looked forward to seeing Donna. She was a free spirit with a kind heart. I can tell from her photo that she grew into a loving, caring adult. My sympathy to her special friend, Kathy, and to her sister, my cousin, Gale. With concern, Vicki

  8. Scott Pedersen on December 18, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    I thought of Donna this week and just saw this. Her mother, Theresa, my godmother gave me many happy memories. Scott Pedersen.

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