Donna Wanner

Memorial services for Donna Wanner, 82, Lawrence, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The service will be online live on our website beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date in Matthews Cemetery in Matthews, IN. Donna passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Medicalodges Eudora.

Donna was born on June 6, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Palmer and Thelma (Reeve) Carmin. She grew up in Matthews, IN.

She was a secretary for medical records.

She was married to Larry Wanner. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Survivors include her daughter, Paula Bastemeyer, Lawrence and sons, Phil Ryan, Mt. Dora, FL, Pat Ryan, Reno, NV, six granddaughters, and five great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial contributions may be made in Donna’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church or Health Care Access and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

10 Condolences

  1. Ruth Sarna on February 2, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    God’s peace and HIS comfort to Donna’s family! She was loved by all at Trinity! Her calls to so many were the way she shared God’s love from recruiting greeters to making sure folks were doing ok! You know she loved to talk and her calls were the best! She will be missed!
    RUTH SARNA at Trinity

  2. Vicki Julian on February 2, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of Donna’s passing. What a joy she was, especially to her Trinity Singles friends. I can’t imagine our group without her, and my deepest sympathy to the family.

  3. Shirley Anderson on February 2, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    My prayers to Donna’s family. She will be missed by her friends at Trinity Lutheran that gathered once a month for dinner and celebrate many occasions. She was a joy to hear her voice when she would call to see if we all could attend the party each month. Unfortunately the pandemic ended our times together. But we managed to keep in touch with each other by telephone. RIP my friend.

  4. Carolyn Keil on February 3, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Donna was a special friend to those of us at Trinity and it was a blessing for me to know her. She will be missed. It has been a challenge to keep in touch and provide support to each other during this pandemic, but Donna made terrific use of the telephone! When I would call her, she would always ask how I was doing before I could inquire about how she was doing. My condolences to her family. Her faith was strong and I know she is at peace now.

  5. Debby Eltschinger on February 3, 2021 at 9:31 am

    Dear Paula and family,
    It was my pleasure to meet and work with Donna at First Med. She was a wonderful, bright and cheery person in that office! May you and your family know the comfort that only God can give during this time. 2 Cor 1:3-4

  6. Angela Clermont on February 4, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Mike and Georgie Devlin on February 5, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Deepest sympathy to Donna’s family. She was a wonderful person and always had a smile for you! It was always a joy to visit with her either at Trinity or I would see her on occasion when I delivered Meals on Wheels to Babcock. We pray that God surrounds you with His Love at this difficult time.

  8. Kay Carl on February 5, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Donna was a good friend and neighbor. We met at Prairie Commons as neighbors and again here at Bancock. We went to the same church and we both enjoyed the daily devotional Christ in our Home. we will be neighbors again some day. My heart with love goes out to her family and friends. She will be missed.

  9. Brenda Allen on February 5, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Paula and family. I am so sorry about Donna. I miss our times of going out to eat and the lively talks we always had. We were friends for a long time. We met when I sold Avon and the rest is history. You have my have deepest sympathies. I know she is entertaining still.

  10. Connie Daniels on February 11, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    Paula and family.
    Was saddened seeing your mom’s obit in the paper.
    She was a joy at Prairie Commons.
    What a wonderful lady!!
    Connie Daniels.

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