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Donna Jo (Staats) Jones, 66, Pendleton, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
She was born in Indianapolis on Oct. 13, 1950, to John Donald and Frances (Field) Staats.
Donna graduated from Pendleton High School in 1968. She was a hairdresser locally for over 40 years. Donna loved animals, birds, Jimmy Buffett, the beach, the Purdue Boilermakers, Indianapolis Colts, and especially her boys.
She is survived by her son, Jason (Monica) Jones of Pendleton; grandchildren, Benjamin and Andrew Jones; and brothers, Jim and John Staats.
Donna was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Jo Young.
The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Bright, Pete Bright, Dr. Mahidhara and the staff at St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis for all of their care.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wilson St. Pierre, Lahm Chapel, 211 E. State St., Pendleton, with Pastor Claude Creel officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Cremation will take place.
Memorial contributions may be made to Frosty and Friends Exotic Bird Rescue and/or the Pendleton Emergency Ambulance.
Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonstpierre.com.
Published on September 18, 2017
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