Donna L. Farmer, 84 of Viola, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Mercer Manor, Aledo. A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, January 19, at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Visitation and fellowship will follow the services. Memorials may be left to the ASPCA. Condolences may be left at speerfuneralhome.com.
Donna Louise was born on June 6, 1935 in Andalusia, Illinois to Fred and Anna (Nitz) Waldron. She married Beach Farmer, he preceded her in death. She later met the love of her life, John Myers, spending many years together in Viola.
Donna spent many years cleaning houses, never really retiring. She loved all animals, caring for many, many strays, both domestic and wild. Donna loved many animals over the years, including her favorite cow, Mousey, and canine companion, Bingo.
Those left to cherish Donna’s memory include her long-time companion, John Myers; brother and sister-in-law, Pat & Donna Tuttle of East Moline; and many nieces and nephews who considered Donna their second mom. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children in infancy, Debbie and Randy; and her sisters, Sharon Lawver, Patsy Myers, Delores Hoffman, Paula Morris, and Joan Wooddell.