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Dona Jean Vest

January 2, 1934 January 8, 2019
Dona Jean Vest
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Obituary for Dona Jean Vest

Vinton—Dona Jean Vest, 85, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, Vinton. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 10, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home and an hour before service at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

Dona Jean Vest was born January 2, 1934 in Vinton, Iowa, to Robin and Alberta Vest. She grew up in Vinton and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1952. Dona worked in food service and enjoyed her years as a cook at the Cedar Valley Ranch and the Vinton Lutheran Home. She was lifelong member of Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and traveled extensively but her greatest joy came from her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Dona is survived by her son, Michael (Donna) Guthrie, Denison, TX; her daughters, Adonna Lynn Frosch, Denison, TX, Della Ann (Lynn) Murray, Joplin, MO, and Wanda Jean Anderson, Urbana, IA; sisters, Bernice Wilson, Vinton, Carol (Dick) Wood, Vinton and Cathie (Jim) Struck, Marion; her grandchildren, Bill (Holly) Frosch, Steve Anderson, Shawn (Amanda) Guthrie, Athena Guthrie and Krystal Anderson; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bob Vest; sister, Emma and husband, Ralph Thomsen; grandson, Chris Guthrie and brother-in-law, Wallace Wilson.

The family will direct memorials to Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

10

Jan

4:00 PM 1/10/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 AM 1/10/2019 7:00:00 AM
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

and for an hour before service at the church on Friday.

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Friday

11

Jan

11:00 AM 1/11/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1/11/2019 11:45:00 AM
Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church

216 East 4th St
Vinton, IA 52349

Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church
216 East 4th St Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

1002 E 10th St
Vinton, IA 52349

1002 E 10th St Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
The family will direct memorials to the church.
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