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“My thoughts and prayers are with you. I worked with Donnie at the Red Cross for many years. She was a special lady and will be missed. ”
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“Donnie Lou you were the best Stepmother. You were always there for me when I needed to talk or cry on your shoulder during my rough times.. I am so...Read More »
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Donnie Lou Foellinger (Buckley), 86, of Fort Wayne, IN passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Kingston Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born on April 13, 1932 the daughter of Wilbert Clayburn and Ruth Helen (Deuter) Etter.
Donnie established her family in Philadelphia and Lansdale, PA. She returned to Fort Wayne and was employed by Fishman's Clothing Store, Maloley's Grocery, North American Van Lines, Park Center, and American Red Cross. After over 20 years of dedicated service to American Red Cross, Donnie retired. In her retirement Donnie relished spending time with family and gardening. Donnie loved the appearance of two mallards each spring entertaining her and her constant companions Milo and Jeff. Watching and feeding her birds was an important pastime. She was an avid writer to the editor of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Newspaper. She authored each letter under the pen name, D. L. Buckley.
Surviving family are one son and three daughters, Dr. John J. Buckley (Jackie) of Wentzville, MO; Sheri Cotterman (Rick) of Fort Wayne, IN; Susie Renfrow (David) of Harlan, IN; Peggy Tassler (Tom) of Wolcottville, IN. She was also blessed with ten grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clayburn Etter; sister, Evelyn Klepper; grandson, Nick Johnson; great-grandson, Eric Yost.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, Mustard Seed or Charis House.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes – Lakeside 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Burial will follow at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne, IN. Visitation will be from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the funeral home. Visit www.domccombandsons.com to sign the online guest book.