Donna Lee Batesel

July 30, 1941 ~ December 27, 2021


Donna Lee (Troyer) Batesel, 80, Nevada, MO passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Cox Hospital in Springfield, MO.  Donna was born July 30, 1941 in El Dorado Springs, MO to John William and Bessie Olive (Ware) Troyer.

Donna lived most of her life in Walker and Nevada. She worked for Key Work Clothes in Nevada for many years. Later she managed several Super 8 Motels including Nevada, Ft. Scott, Ozark, and Lebanon. She attended Free Will Baptist Church. Donna enjoyed reading, fishing, camping, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was greatly loved by her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include six children, Shirley Friedli (Darrel), Nevada, Patricia Horn (Marty), Milo, Janet Kocke (Karl), Donaldsonville, LA, Greg Lovewell, Nevada, Doug Burris (Emilie), Bourbon, MO, and LaDonna Ford (Mark), Nevada; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, as well as her many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Johnnie Troyer, Earl Troyer; sister, Maxine Noel; niece Carolyn Trivett; three great nieces; and a great grandson, Jonathan Neal.

A graveside committal will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dederick, MO with Pastor Lorne Brown officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.