Donnalee M. Hermiston, 92, formerly of Bennett, passed away November 28, 2019. Services will be held Monday December 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Ron Lashmit officiating at Fry Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. A gathering will be held at St. Mary’s Hall following burial.
Donnalee was born March 29, 1927 to Elsie and Fred Whitaker. On September 6, 1947 Donnalee married Paul Hermiston. They farmed and raised seven children together near New Liberty and Bennett, Iowa. Their last few years were at Prairie Hills of Tipton. Her greatest enjoyments were dancing, Painting, drawing, crosswords, playing cards and her family.
Left to cherish her memory are daughters Lynn (Hans) Jess, Olin; Carol (Jerry) Oakley; Patricia (Wayne) Yarolem; Ann (Marty) Mente all of Tipton; sons, Philip (Terri) Hermiston and Lyle (Tonya) Hermiston both of Tipton; sixteen grandchildren, twenty three -great grandchildren and sister Coleen Little of California. Donnalee was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, her parents, sister, Marilyn; brother, Paul; son-in-law, Mike Hamann; daughter Mary Johnson, and infant son Walter. Memorials may be made to Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
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