Donna Sue Silvey


    Donna Sue (nee Harrell) Silvey of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, September 13, 1956 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Jack and Lorene D. (nee Downing) Harrell  and passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the age of 65 years, 9 months and 13 days.


    Donna graduated from Beebe High School in Arkansas and then attended Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas where she earned her Associates degree.
    She married Roger Lynn Silvey on May 15, 1976 in Beebe, Arkansas.
    Donna and Roger lived in Jefferson City, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas and lastly made Steelville, Missouri their home 30 years ago.
    She worked as the Steelville Middle School Secretary for 25 years until she retired and looked forward to traveling with her husband.  
    She adopted a stray dog found roaming the halls at school and named him Max. He became the family’s loyal companion.
    Donna, first and foremost was a strong woman of her faith in Jesus Christ and devoted herself to church.  She accepted the Lord at an early age and recently attended First Baptist Church of Steelville.
    Donna enjoyed taking care of her flower beds, especially her peonies.  She was a great cook. She liked to garden and can her vegetables.  She loved mowing grass, fishing, camping and playing the piano.  Donna loved her students and traveled with them to D.C. many times.  
    She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Harrell; mother, Lorene Turpin; step father, Dale Turpin; father-in-law, Norman Roy Silvey; step father-in-law, Don Pittman; brothers, Larry Harrell and Randy Harrell; sister, Mary Nell Crass; and brother-in-law, Steve Silvey.
    She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Roger Silvey of Steelville, Missouri; mother-in-law, Imogene Pittman of Potosi, Missouri; children, Christina (Robert “Bob” Cornick) of Steelville, Missouri, Melissa Yount of Potosi, Missouri and Chad (Amber) Silvey of Wentzville, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Barb (David) Albert, Kelley (Kathy) Silvey and Mary (Robert) Avila, all of Potosi, Missouri and Jennie (Gary) Miller of Farmington, Missouri; grandchildren, Mackenzie (Levi) Beel, Khoury Green, Hannah Green, Morgan Cornick (companion Dakota Long), Chanda Cornick, Heather Cornick, AnnaRose Cornick, Casey (Jed) Murri, Casey Yount, Brenna Yount, Lynsey Yount, Rhett Yount, Gracelyn Silvey and Jocelyn Silvey; great granddaughter, Clementine Long; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Steelville Assembly of God with Rev. Mike Hearst and Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
    Burial was at the New Masonic Cemetery in Potosi, Missouri.  
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.