Obituary: Donna Sue Griffen Hark, JUNE 20, 1949 — FEB. 18, 2020

Donna Sue Griffen Hark
Posted: Feb. 19, 2020 10:02 am

Donna Sue Griffen Hark, 70, of Hannibal, passed away at 6:51 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at her home in Hannibal.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn and Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate.

Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.

Friends and family are invited to Donna's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Donna was born June 20, 1949, in Hannibal, to William "Bill" Ray Earnest and Lyda Ruth "Peggy" Yakes Earnest.

She was married to Roy G. Hark on June 30, 1996, in Hannibal. He survives.

Other survivors include three sons, John Paul Griffen III of Melbourne, Fla., Loren Griffen (Carrie) of Hannibal, Troy E. Griffen of Hastings, Neb.; two stepsons, James Hark (Leesa) of Hannibal and John Hark (Tracie) of Hannibal; one sister, Kay Witthouse of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother-in-law, John Hark (Carol) of Hannibal; 10 grandchildren, Kailea Griffen, Kaitlyn Griffen and Keira Griffen, Gillian Hark, Michael Hark, Nora Hark, Hailie Dalton, Evan Dalton, Andrea Hark Cobb and Hunter Gibson; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law, William "Bill" Witthouse.

Donna retired from General Mills in Hannibal, where she had worked for over 31 years.

Away from work, Donna loved to spend time with her family. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s activities and events at school. Listening to country music, trips to Branson and watching the Hannibal Cavemen Baseball Team when they were in town were some of Donna’s favorites. Most of all, Donna cherished the moments she shared with her family and friends.

Donna was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Scott Griffen, Ian Griffen, Frank Cross, Paul Richards, Jason Krigbaum and John Bennett.

Honorary pallbearer will be Jack Greathouse.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church, Clover Road Christian Church or the Hannibal Nutrition Center.

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