Donna Shirley (Davis) Stevens, age 92, Liberty, passed away peacefully on August 6, 2021. A Union County native, she was born March 3,1929 to Robert and Mary Davis. On August 21,1948 she married Dale Spencer Stevens at Hanna’s Creek Christian Church. They were married nearly 72 years.
Donna obtained a Licensed Practical Nursing degree at Reid Hospital. For many years she was the LPN with the medical practice of Dr. James Lewis of Liberty. Subsequently, she held the same position with his son, Dr. Jim Lewis, of Richmond.
She enjoyed music, including singing with the Sweet Adelines, with church choirs at Hanna’s Creek Church, as well as Edwards Memorial Methodist Church. She also played piano and organ for both.
In the early 1970’s, she earned a private pilot’s license, and enjoyed years of flying with Dale in their Cessna to many locations throughout the country. It truly was an exciting and adventurous time in their lives.
Donna had a passion for growing all things green, especially African violets and orchids, in the greenhouse Dale built for her. Sewing and quilting were favored hobbies. In recent years she knitted over 200 baby hats, which she donated to McCullough Hyde hospital in Oxford, Ohio.
Donna is survived by two daughters, Connie (Charles) Maples of Connersville and Linda (Ronald) Coleman of Ocala, Florida; two grandchildren, Dr, Holly Maples of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Karina (Matt) Hinton of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; two great grandsons, Wyatt and Shelby Hinton; two brothers, Gary (LuAnn) Davis and Neil (Joy) Davis; and a sister, Sandra Wurley; a kind and loving caregiver, Kathy (Bob) Burkhead.
In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her husband Dale in April 2020; a brother, Duane Davis; a sister, Sharon LaFuze; and a brother-in-law, Darrell Wehrley.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Urban Winkler Liberty Funeral Home, 310 N. Main St., Liberty, Indiana 47353. A brief memorial service will begin at 3:00pm at the funeral home. A graveside service for family and friends will immediately follow at the Stevens Memorial on Kitchel Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Edwards Memorial Methodist Church of Liberty. To sign the online guestbook or to leave the family a personal message visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.