Donna Ray Courtway
Donna Ray Courtway of Cuba, Missouri, formerly St. Clair, Missouri, was born in Washington, MO, on October 12, 1944 to Floyd and Edith Irene Whitworth (nee Gault) and passed away in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the age of 69 years, 8 months and 3 days.
On April 10, 1965, she was united in marriage to Henry Charles Courtway and three children came to bless this union.
Donna was a Christian of the Baptist faith and believed in the Lord as her Savior and as a young woman had attended Friendship Baptist Church in St. Clair, Missouri. She had attended Baptist Junior College in Conway, Arkansas, where she worked towards earning a business degree. She was employed by Brown Shoe Company in Union, Missouri, working there some 37 years, from 1962 until 1999. She also was employed by Dyna-Quip Corporation in St. Clair, MO for some 10 years. Donna enjoyed quilting, bingo, reading, making candles and watching soap operas on television. She also loved to go camping, fishing, boat riding and going to mud runs. She loved her pet teacup Chihuahua, Little Bit.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Edith Whitworth; husband, Henry Courtway; and her infant sister, Wanda Mae Whitworth.
She is survived by her sons, David “Scott” Courtway and wife Robin of Qulin, Missouri and Richard Courtway and wife Becky of Cuba, Missouri; daughter, Vicki Eckert of Bourbon, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Allen Skaggs of Sullivan, Missouri, Donald Courtway of Qulin, Missouri, Jeremy Courtway of Union, Missouri, Austin and R.J. Bryant of Bourbon, Missouri, Alecia Allen and husband Josh of Sullivan, Missouri, Judy and Kimberly Eckert of St. James, Missouri, Kayla Courtway and Zachary Courtway, both of Cuba, Missouri; four great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, Missouri with the Rev. Haskel Bridgeman officiating.
Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Lonedell, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, Missouri.