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Dona Lynn Hesseltine

Posted October 02, 2014 in Obituaries, West Des Moines

October 25, 1944 – September 22, 2014

Dona Hesseltine

Dona Hesseltine

Dona Lynn Hesseltine, age 69, of Alamo, TX, went to her Lord on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, TX from complications of a stroke.

Dona was born on October 25, 1944 in Princeton, MO to Cecil Dean Shafer and Marolyn Donanell Shafer.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald Hesseltine of Alamo; daughter, Christina McNeley of Johnston; son, Richard Hesseltine of Norwalk; mother, M. Donanell Shafer of Waukee; sister, L. Janie (Arthur) Breese of Waukee and brothers, W. Albert (Kathy) Lawson and Randall Lawson both of Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her son, Craig Hesseltine; her father, Dean Shafer and by a brother, Daniel (Diana) Lawson.

She worked as a nurse at Des Moines General Hospital for 15 years, then worked for the Health Insurance Office of the Iowa Laborers Union until she retired in 1999. She was also an award-winning professional musician in Iowa and Texas. After retirement, she worked with many charities, both volunteering and making and donating her hand-crafted articles. She attended the First Baptist Church of Alamo, TX.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Iles Westover Chapel. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be directed to H.C.I Care Services in memory of Dona.

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.

Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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