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Donna Darlene VanLaningham

June 28, 1931 — April 20, 2021

Donna Darlene VanLaningham age 89 of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Jefferson County Health Center.

Visitation for family & friends will be 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Behner Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021 at Sunnyside Cemetery, Milton with Pastor Dorothy Hensen officiating.

Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Disease and mailed to Larry VanLaningham, 2182 Smoke Tree Avenue, Lockridge, Iowa 52635.

Donna was born June 28, 1931, on the family farm in Van Buren County to Harvey Harold and Audrey “Oletha” (Russell) Sedore.   She married Carlos VanLaningham on March 27, 1954 in Tucson, Arizona.  He passed away in 2006.

Donna worked as Dick Perkins Dental Assistance thru high school and shortly after.  She later worked at Universal Production from 1957-1963.    Some of Donna’s hobbies were sewing, rug making, bowling, quilting, crafts, loom work and doing puzzles.

Donna will be missed by her sons, Ron (Karen Kittrell) of Bloomfield and Larry (Susan Booth) of Lockridge; 6 grandchildren, Matt, Leah, Mike, Chris, Joshua and Jacob; 7 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Oletha; 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, April 25, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

203 South Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556

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Graveside Service

Monday, April 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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