Donna Sue Cason, age 65, of Iola, passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Windsor Place of Iola. Donna was born April 11, 1954, to Donald Witt and Doris (Bledsoe) Nimmo in Springfield, Mo.
Donna graduated from Marshfield High School in 1972, where she won many awards for her signing. She then attended Draughon Business College in Springfield, graduating in 1976. From there, she moved to Tulsa, Okla., working in the insurance industry for many years. On Sept. 17, 1986, Donna married Clark Cason and moved to Iola.
Donna worked as the manager of the Allen Community College bookstore from then until her retirement. During that time, she was also the cheer and dance coach for many years. She supported and mentored many of her students and cheer and dance kids, forming lifelong relationships with many. Donna had the privilege of meeting many of her former students’ families and enjoyed watching their children grow over the years.
Donna and Clark enjoyed attending Rendezvous, which are historical reenactments of the dress and lifestyle of mountain men and women, who lived and explored the wilderness. She enjoyed studying genealogy, and had done extensive research on her and Clark’s lineage. As an avid collector she had an impressive collection of dolls, oriental wall pockets and Santa Clause figurines. During her time as manager of the bookstore at Allen Community College, she had the opportunity to travel all over the United States attending many book store conventions. Donna loved animals, and owned many horses, cows, dogs and cats.
Donna was preceded in death by her father; and her beloved dogs, Hope and Fiona.
Donna is survived by her husband Clark Cason of the home; children Christopher Cason and Carrie Cason; grandchildren Logan, Lucas, Megan and Taylor Cason; her mother Doris Nimmo; one brother Kevin Sullivan and wife Kelly; one sister Kay Wilson and husband Kevin; along with many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service honoring Donna’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Gas. Memorials in honor of Donna are requested to Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (A.C.A.R.F.), and can be left with the funeral home. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.