Donna C. Jones, 88, Monett, formerly of Neosho, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Lacoba Homes, Monett.
Donna was born March 5, 1925, Mulvane, Kan., the daughter of James Cleo Logan and Lucy Ellen (Jeffries) Logan.
Donna was selected as the 1942 Ozark Smile Girl, a title befitting her always gracious smile.
In her later years, she became an avid birder, making many trips around the U.S. to identify and add new birds to her life list. Her love of nature is a legacy left to her family.
She is survived by two daughters: Cheryl Crumbliss Jones (Scott), Louisville, Ky. and Sheila Crumbliss Jackson, Monett; four grandchildren: Tim Jackson (Jennifer), Kansas City, Mo., Tiffany Wright (Scott), Monett, Jeffery Jones (Maria), Miami, Fla., Jennifer Jackson (Brian), Louisville, Ky.; nine great-grandchildren: Brady, Tanner and Morgan Wright, Monett, Savanna, Sydney and Sierra Jackson, Kansas City, Alexander Jones, Miami, Jacob and Nicholas Jackson, Louisville; one sister, Theda Savage (Edward), Joplin; and a cousin, Marie Capps (Bob), Carthage, who was raised as her sister.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Lucy Logan; two brothers, Leroy Melvin Logan and Elmer Logan.
Her body was donated to the University of Missouri School of Medicine per her wishes.
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett & Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.