Donna Irene Nichols


Date: Fri, November 3, 2017
Start time: 10:30 am
St. Joseph Catholic Church


Date: Thu, November 2, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Donna Irene Nichols

Donna Irene Nichols, 87, of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, October 27, 2017. Services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 3, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 3300 Easton Boulevard, Des Moines, followed by entombment at Merle Hay Mausoleum. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 3 to 8 p.m. at Merle Hay Funeral Home.

Donna is survived by her children, Kathleen Spooner, Theresa (Dave) Palmer, Tom Nichols and Patricia (Brad) Gillum; grandchildren, Jamie (Amanda) Gleason, DJ Palmer, Christina Palmer, Brad Gillum, Jr., Sarah (Zach) Paddock and Katie (Jacob) Cooper; great-grandchildren Kolena Nichole Gleason and EmmyLou Cooper; sister JoAnn Schelling; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband James, parents, Joseph and Kathryn Rolfes, four siblings Mary Judas, Marjorie Shepard, Betty Jean Fencl, and Shirley Readyhough, granddaughter, Abagail Gillum and son-in-law Vernon (Bob) Spooner.

Donna enjoyed spending her time cooking and baking, being outside, sewing, and playing her favorite games, cards and checkers.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1717 Ingersoll Ave #111, Des Moines, IA 50309.

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