Donna Ford 1953-2017


Donna Jean Ford, 64, Holton, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.

She was born March 5, 1953, in Holton, the daughter of Donald Gene and Lois Eileen Hainline Fowler. She graduated from Mayetta High School in 1971 and attended Highland Community College. She was a lifelong mem­ber of the Holton and Mayetta communities.

Mrs. Ford was a correctional of­ficer at Lansing Women’s Prison for six years. She had also worked at Pruitt Appliance in Topeka. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Christ Church in Holton and Mayetta Eastern Star.

She married Gary Shafer in No­vember 1970. They divorced. She married Rickland O. Ford on Oct. 10, 1979, in Mayetta. He survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Nikki Wing and hus­band Don and Trisha Cattrell and husband Travis, all of Circleville; a brother, Ricky Fowler and wife Rhonda, Topeka; two grandsons, Austin and Joshua Skillett; two stepgrandchildren, Heather Holt and Donald Wing Jr.; and four stepgreat-grandchildren, Meaghan, Reaghan, Courtnee and Colbee.

Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of Jackson Humane Society, sent in care of Mercer Fu­neral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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