Donna Jean Nibarger, 69, of Gardner, passed away Aug. 29, 2011 at her home.
Donna was born Sept. 17, 1941, in Erie, Kan. to Ernest and Bertha Opal (Whitson) Triplett. She grew up in Parsons, Kan.
Donna married Dannie L. Nibarger on May 29, 1959 in Parsons. They moved to Gardner in 1986.
She was a retired housekeeper for Johnson County nursing homes with Meadowbrook in Gardner as her last position.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Abdallah Shriners’ Lizziettes. She enjoyed puzzles and crocheting blankets for her family. Donna loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
Donna is survived by her husband Dannie, of the home; daughter Beverly Ann Nothnagel of Gardner; son Jerry L. Nibarger of Gardner; sister Leona Russell of Parsons, Kan.; three grandchildren, Daniel (Vicki) Nibarger, Tonya (Mike) Bennett, and Alycia Nibarger; and two great grandchildren Isaac and Tavin with one more on the way.
Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Sept. 2, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, (913) 856-7111. Burial will be 3 pm, Sept. 2 at Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, KS. Visitation was held Sept. 1, 2011 also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice House Building Fund. Condolences may be sent to