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Donna Waters, 80, of Massena

Mass of Christian Burial: Will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena with burial following in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the services at the cemetery. Father Ken Gross will officiate the service. 

Open Visitation: Will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena.

Memorials: Memorials may be directed the Donna Waters memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.

Donna Sue (Shields) Waters was born September 24, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Warren and Norma (Wickey) Shields. She passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at the Caring Acres Nursing and Rehab Center in Anita, Iowa, at the age of 80.

Donna was raised in Massena and graduated high school in 1958. After high school she moved to Des Moines and worked there until her marriage to Kenny on June 10, 1961. They lived in Texas for three and a half years while Kenny was in the Air Force. They moved back to Massena where they raised their five children. Donna worked as a bookkeeper most of her life from Standard Oil to K-Mart and retiring from Houghton State Bank in Cumberland. After retiring she so enjoyed making quilts and doing crafts. She also was an avid gardener and loved all her flowers! Donna also loved to bake and pies were her cornerstone. She belonged to a bowling league in Atlantic for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenny in 2019; infant son, Douglas; in-laws, Robert and Mary Waters; brothers-in-law, Vernon Coffman, Richard Kill, Jerry Waters and Raymond Waters; and sister-in-law, Nancy Waters.

She is survived by her children, Jane Waters-Parks (Doug) of Bellevue, NE, Gloria Waters (Brett Nuzum) of Winterset, Susan Agnew (Phil Casey-partner) of Corning, Steven Waters of Massena and Dan Waters (Christine Walton-fiancé) of Massena; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren with two on the way; sisters, Pam Coffin of Ely, MN, Cindy Haug (Lee) of New Market, Iowa and Debra Barelos (George) of Council Bluffs; sisters-in-law, Dolores Waters of Omaha, Jean Coffman of Sheldahl, Iowa, and Joanne Shannon (Don) of Greenfield; other relatives and friends.

 

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