Thursday, June 17, 2010

Donna Jo Kitchen, 66, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2010, after a lengthy battle with osteocarsonoma cancer.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1943, daughter of Robert Samuel and Lois Inez (Hastings) Samuel in Poplar Bluff. She worked as secretary for Lewis Street Glass until her illness forced retirement. She married Donald Kitchen in St. Louis. He preceded her in death in March, 2000.

Survivors include: one son, Robert D. Killian, of Newton, Kan., and his wife, Dee, who was Donna's primary caregiver; one daughter, Kimberly D. Buckley, of Wichita, Kan.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Patricia Engelman, of St. Louis, and Shirley Bailey, of Poplar Bluff.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville.