She is preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her husband, George of the home in Houston, Missouri; two daughters, Angela Grogan of Ozark, Missouri, and Jennifer Stark of Atlantic, Iowa; six grandchildren, Dennis Grose, Jr., Landon Stark, Kaitlyn Grose, Emily Stark, Jenna Stark and Zoie Stark; her mother, Doris Lankford of Elk Creek, Missouri; four brothers, Norman Christeson of Thornfield, Missouri, Donnie Christeson and wife Collene of Solo, Missouri, Dennis Christeson of Elk Creek, and Cloyd Kelly of Abbeville, Alabama; three sisters, Loretta Brown and husband Roy of Cabool, Missouri, Judy Jackson and husband Mike of West Plains, Missouri, and Janice Morton of Houston; several nieces, nephews and two grand dogs.
Donna grew up in the Elk Creek/Tyrone community and graduated from Cabool High School.
She married George Busse on June 18, 1976, in Tyrone, and to this union two daughters were born.
Donna was saved at a young age.
She loved going to garage sales, auctions and flea markets. Donna loved her family. She adored her six grandchildren and looked forward to spending time with them.
Donna was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was always looking for ways to help her family. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Cemetery.
Services will be held Thursday September 13, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor David Jett officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston.