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Donalda "Donna" Albert
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Donalda “Donna” Albert
1929-2017

Donalda “Donna” Albert, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017, at her home.
She was born March 24, 1929, to Ralph L. and Merrill (McKinney) Baber in Lakeland, Florida. Donna graduated from Willsboro High School in Willsboro, New York.
She retired after 31 years from Quaker Oats as a commodity purchaser. Before that, Donna worked for Tootle Lacy National Bank, Speer & Ketter Accounting Company, and Anderson Business.
She acted for The Forum Productions and St. Joseph Actor Guild. Donna was a past President of Southside Business and Professional Women, and she was a past President of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She was an Emeritus of the Young at Heart and a board member for the St. Joseph Writer’s Guild, Women’s Democrat Club, ABC Democrat Club, Buchanan County Democrat Club, and Progressive Democrat Club.
Donna volunteered as AARP Vote/District Coordinator, Red Cross, and for congresswoman Pat Danner’s office. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, the Firefighters Lady Auxiliary, and the Community Police Advisory Board. She was a reporter for the Kansas City Star and did several shows with Robidoux Resident Theatre, Theatre in the Park, and was also the author of many publications.
Donna enjoyed traveling, writing, crosswords, and theatre.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marion Baber; sisters, Beverly Ramsey and Geraldine Clark; and daughter, Rosemary.
Survivors include her daughter, Vickie (Kevin, deceased) King; sons, John (Melissa) Albert and George (Pamela) Albert; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Three Rivers Hospice or Wesley United Methodist Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.


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Visitation

Wednesday

27

Sep

6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Celebration of Life

Thursday

28

Sep

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Service

Thursday

28

Sep

10:00 AM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Cremetory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
St. Joseph, MO

Cemetery Details

Location

Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Cremetory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
St. Joseph, MO


Memorial Contribution

Three Rivers Hospice

1329 Village Dr.
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

Wesley United Methodist Church

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