Donna Jo (Ormsby) Parker Miller, 75, Lacassas, Tenn.: July 13, 1945 – April 16, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Donna Jo (Ormsby) Parker Miller, 75, Lacassas, Tenn.: July 13, 1945 – April 16, 2021

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – With profound sadness we announce the passing of our mother, Donna Jo (Ormsby) Parker Miller, to all whose lives she touched, on April 16, 2021. She left this world peacefully at her son’s residence in Lascassas, Tenn., after four years of complications following brain surgery. She was 75 years old.

Donna lived through many adventures in her life. The most incredible being the oldest of nine children. She had a variety of jobs during her life, including being a waitress at Dean’s Drive-In in Osage City, Kan., a supervisor at the Burlingame Sewing Factory, a waitress at Peggy Sue’s restaurant, a deconner at Wolf Creek Nuclear Station, and a campsite host at campgrounds in numerous states. She loved cooking, bowling, camping, reading, playing cards, traveling, and crafting, and was highly skilled with a sewing machine and a crochet hook. She was known for her love of sunflowers, owls and lady bugs. Most importantly, she loved her family.

Donna was the beloved mother of Tonya (Todd) Newkirk, Lebo, Kan., Marsha Gribble, Prairie Village, Kan., Tony (Jayne) Parker, Lascassas, Jerrold (Rachel) Parker, Osage City, and Cecil Parker, Quenemo, Kan. She was the proud grandmother of Trey, Tarika, Blake, Jameson, Katy, Lea, Trisha, and Owen, and great-grandmother of Kingston, Rocklyn, Lowyn, Clara, and Laney. Donna is also survived by a brother, Bill (Shirley) Ormbsy, Olivet, Kan.; sisters, Joni Staus, Ottawa, Kan., Lois (John) Gutierrez, Dumas, Texas, Nancy Peters, Lebo; and partner, Norm Reiger, McAllen, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Miller; parents, Alvin and Leota Ormbsy; sister, Betty Boyce; brothers, Danny, Jimmy, and Jerry Ormsby; and granddaughter, Elizabeth McGranahan.

A celebration of her life will be shared with family and friends 3-5 p.m. April 24, at the Osage City Community Building, 517 S. First St., Osage City. Please come and share in the love and memories of Donna. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

Memorial donations can be made to United Way of the Flint Hills, Dolly Parton Imagination Library in honor of Donna’s love of books.


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