Donna Jean Templeton, 74, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, at her home in Atlantic.
Donna was born August 25, 1946, in Corning, IA, to Cleo and Lois Jean (Craft) Hawthorne. She grew up in Corning attending Corning Schools graduating with the class of 1964. After high school, in 1965, she attended Barnes Beauty College in Council Bluffs, IA. On June 4, 1966, Donna married Larry Templeton. To this union four children were born, Jo, Julie, Jay, and Jamey. Also in 1966, they moved to Atlantic where Larry accepted a job at Knop Farm Equipment, and Donna worked at Wellman’s Beauty Shop.
Throughout her entire life Donna loved being a seamstress. She sewed many fashionable garments for family and friends. She could do it all, from crocheting to needlepoint. Donna also collected birdhouses, loved to read Danielle Steel books, and spending time with family and friends.
Preceded in Donna’s death is her husband, Larry; parents, Cleo and Lois Hawthorne; brother-in-law, Greg Heimke; sister-in-law, Peggy Templeton; and in-laws, Donald Templeton and Darleen Lasley Templeton.
Donna is survived by her four children; Jo (Larry) Waters of Atlantic, Julie (Randy) Hansen of Atlantic, Jay (Kristen) Templeton of Atlantic, and Jamey (Mario) Mease of Omaha, NE; 7 grandchildren, Samantha Waters, Kody Hansen, Hailey Waters, Kole Hansen, Dayton Templeton, Kylie Templeton, and Jozlyn Mease; brother-in-law, Mick Templeton; and sister-in-law, Suz Heimke.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, at the Atlantic Cemetery in Atlantic, Iowa.
Visitation with family will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., following the graveside service, also on Monday, July 12, 2021, at Hockenberry Funeral Home in Atlantic, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to the family in honor of Donna and will be designated at a later date.
Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements.