Obituary: Donna Jean Livingston

January 18, 1939 – May 18, 2022

Donna Jean Livingston, 83, of Orleans, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at her residence.

Born January 18, 1939, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Willis and Violet (McGinnis) Wessel.  Donna married Robert M. Livingston in 1971 and he preceded her in death on September 22, 2006.

Donna was of the Christian faith and volunteered with the Salvation Army.  She was a homemaker and loved being a mother.

Surviving is her children, Debra Nelson of Orleans, Roger Livingston of Mitchell, David (Sheena) Livingston of Mitchell, Bobbie (Troy Bell) Livingston of Orleans, Tommy (Stephanie Popplewell) Livingston of Mitchell, Amber Livingston of Mitchell, Diana Livingston of Mitchell, and Robert L. (Abby) Livingston of Bedford; siblings, Judy Dalton of Bedford, and Wayne Wessel of Bedford; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Her husband; parents; children, Vickie Livingston, Randy Livingston, and Joyce Livingston; and siblings, Willis Wessel Jr., Gary Wessel, Faith Staggs, and David Wessel preceded her in death.             

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Johnnie Herald officiating.  The burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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