Donna June Lawson graduated to her Heavenly Home February 4th, 2020 at
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her home with her husband, Wayne, and her best friend, Debra Snoddy, at
She was a servant of the Lord for 87 years and was born in Stotts City,
MO, on June 17, 1932. She was a resident of Joplin, MO most of her life
and together she and her husband raised two children, Dr. Michael A.
Lawson (Becky), of Joplin, and Sherry L. Lawson Sullivan (Pat), of
Ransom Canyon, TX.
She was employed as a Nurse Assistant at Heritage House, in Miami, OK,
and Joplin House, in Joplin, and spent several years as a home health
worker for St. John's and Mercy Hospices. She was a member of Crossroads
Baptist Church, in Carthage, MO.
Donna loved visiting with her grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
She was also a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan, seldom missing a
She had four grandchildren, Bradley Potts (Heather) and Mathew Potts,
and Dr. Amy Lawson Fittje (Scott), of San Francisco, CA, and Dr. Beth
Lawson Oller (Dr. Michael), of Stockton, KS. She and Wayne had been
married for 71 years. Great-grandchildren are Lauren and Megan Potts and
Megan Pardy, Jaden and Grant Potts, and Lyla, Maya, Merrick and Noble Oller.
Visitation is scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard
Mortuary, of Joplin, with Pastor Robert Morgan officiating at a
graveside service at 1 p.m. Friday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery, Joplin.
Rest in peace, Donna,
We love you.