Donna Jean Lyon

Donna Jean Lyon, 87, of Willow Springs, Missouri departed this life on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Willow Care Nursing Home.  She was born January 22, 1933 in Thayer, Missouri, the daughter of John D. and Clora Edith Rensink.  
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Harold Wells and Jay D. Rensink.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Lee Lyon of Willow Springs; two daughters, Jean Harris and spouse, Randy, of Plano, TX and Becky Long and spouse, John, of Celina, TX; two sons, Jeffrey Lyon and spouse, Karen, of Charlotte, NC and Jon Lyon and spouse, Brenda, of Coppell, TX; one sister, Peggy Ann Miller of Willow Springs, MO; six grandchildren, Michelle Webb and spouse Jason, Michael Jonker and spouse Heidi, Katie Mooneyham and spouse David, John Trey Long, Nicole Lyon, Allison Jordan and spouse Seth; and five great grandchildren.  
Donna was a 1951 graduate of the West Plains School District.
Donna Rensink married her high school sweetheart Jack Lyon in 1952. The ceremony was performed by Donna’s father, John D. Rensink at his home in Emporia, KS.
Donna was very artistic. She enjoyed painting, decorating cakes and calligraphy. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Willow Springs and loved singing in the choir. She was a dedicated member of the Willow Springs Study Club. She had a keen sense of humor and took great delight in sharing witty jokes.
Visitation will be held Thursday, September 17, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary, Willow Springs.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Willow Springs, with Dr. David Cox officiating.  Interment will be in Willow Springs City Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the Willow Springs Scholarship Club, P.O. Box 484, Willow Springs, MO  65793. Condolences may be expressed at

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