Donna E. (Woodbury) (Kirby) Loudenbeck, age 94, of St. Johns,
, peacefully passed away
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor,
A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel,
Sunday, November 7, 2021
, with Rev. Keith Whipple officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at
Donna has been buried in
next her first husband Don Kirby.
Donna was born at her parents' home in rural
September 19, 1927
, the daughter of Cecil and Marjorie (Smith) Woodbury. She graduated from
with the class of 1945. After graduation, Donna began her working career during WII as one of the original employees at Sealed Power Corp. in
and worked there over 30 years until her retirement.
May 11, 1957
, Donna married Donald E. Kirby. After nearly 31 years of marriage, Don preceded her in death on
May 2, 1988
April 29, 1990
, Donna married Max A. Loudenbeck at Eureka Christian Church in
. They were blessed with 31 happy years of marriage. A lifelong Christian, Donna enjoyed reading, painting, jigsaw puzzles and singing in the church choir. Donna and Max wintered in
for 25 years. Donna and Max were members of Eureka Christian Church.
Donna is survived by her husband Max A. Loudenbeck, 3 step-children: Kathy (Don) Duquette, Karen Foy, and Brad Loudenbeck; 3 grandchildren: Gail (John) Chapman, Nathan (Jackie) Loudenbeck, and Kyle (Rachel) Loudenbeck; a sister Mary Rumsey Andrews, 2 brothers: Loren Rumsey and Nelson Rumsey; and many nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Don Kirby, and 3 sisters: Eulah Woodbury Blemaster, Ruth Rumsey Wesner, and Nancy Andrews
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Eureka Christian Church -
, Maple Rapids, MI 48853. Condolences may be sent to Max A. Loudenbeck c/o Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor,
1101 S. Scott Rd. S
. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel,
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