Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Donna Irene "Doney" Smiley, 91, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville.

She was born in Shell Knob, Aug. 28, 1920, the daughter of John F. and Nila O. (Skinner) Plummer. She was united in marriage on March 10, 1939, in Cassville, to Thomas L. Smiley, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Moore; two sons, Thomas, Jr. and Leon; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include: one daughter, Patricia "Pat" Smiley Ratliff, of Shell Knob; one sister, Norma Lee Sanders, of Mountain Grove; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She received her education in Shell Knob. She and her husband owned and operated Plummerville Grocery Store for many years. She was a protestant.

Graveside services were today (Wednesday) at Fields Cemetery, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Brother Wayne Writer conducted the services.

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