Donna Mae (Spiker) Judah, 92, of Sabetha, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
She was born in Sabetha on Dec. 1, 1925, the daughter of Sumner L. Spiker and Ada R. (Drown) Spiker. She graduated from Wetmore High School in 1942.
Donna was united in marriage to Thomas Judah on Oct. 22, 1942, in Vancouver, Wash. To this union, six children were born.
She worked as a nurse’s aide at various hospitals, and nursing homes. She was a seamstress and did alterations for Hughes Clothing. She was the Sabetha High School secretary for 29 years, retiring in 1995. She spent her retirement years traveling to watch her grandchildren’s many activities. Donna enjoyed quilting, crocheting and embroidery.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas on March 13, 2005; three brothers and two sisters; and a great-granddaughter, Jentry Johnson.
Donna is survived by her children, Dorothea (Joe) Pinter of Topeka; James (Donna) Judah of Brentwood, N.H.; Lynette (John) Eicher of Hiawatha; Marsha (Andy) Shaw of Sabetha; Cynthia (Terry) Pound of Lyons; and Dawn (Randall) Gray of Lebanon, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the United Church of Christ in Fairview. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church. Interment will be made in the Wetmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sabetha Manor, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS 66534. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.popkessmortuaries.com.
The Sabetha Herald 9/26/2018