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Donna Irene Essary

June 28, 1931 — August 22, 2022

Donna Irene Essary age 91 of Fairfield, passed away Monday, August 22, 2022, at her home.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2022, at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Cary officiating.   Burial will follow the service at Evergreen Cemetery.

Donna was born June 28, 1931, in Fairfield to Marvin and Lanora (Atwood) Snook.  She married Donald Eugene Essary April 14, 1947, in Eldon.  They celebrated 47 years of marriage before he passed away on January 8, 1994.

Donna lived all her life in Fairfield.  She always put everyone else’s needs ahead of herself and was a good friend.  Donna enjoyed her family most.

Donna will be missed by her son, Donald (Virginia) of Fairfield; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Lanora; husband, Donald; 3 sons, David, Danny and Denny; 7 brothers; and one sister.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

203 South Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556

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