Donna Buckley, 94, of Winchester, passed away Friday January 8, 2021 in Pittsfield. She was born February 6, 1926 in Pittsfield the daughter of the late Russell and Mary Evans Rush. She married Rene J. Buckley December 21, 1947 in Winchester. He preceded her in death in 2008, also preceding her was a brother and 3 sisters.
Donna was an accomplished seamstress, she loved to sew, play bridge, read mysteries, and travel with her husband. She loved her family and was a caring friend. She also had a fondness of animals. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Winchester.
Surviving are her daughters Jewel Christine Melito of Springfield, Charlotte Denise Lashmett of Winchester and Rebecca Kathleen (James) Matrisch of Sherman. 5 grandchildren Nichole Bolton, Eric Melito, Simonne Lashmett, Matthew Matrisch and Larissa James, 7 great grandchildren, Vanessa, Athena Celena Woods, Grayson, Laurel Bolton, Brandon and Nicholi Matrisch, 2 great great grandchildren, Estell and Bowen Maylor. Also surviving is a sister and 6 brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Thursday January 14, 2021 at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in the Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 noon until the time of the service. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimers Association or the Scott County Dog Rescue. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com.