KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Donna Lou Herwig, 90, of Knoxville died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Knoxville.

Donna could light up a room with her smile. She was gracious, cheerful and loved to travel.

She was born Aug. 7, 1925, in Neligh, Neb., to Charles and Nellie (Staple) Eubank. She attended Cottey College, received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Iowa and a Master of Library Science from Catholic University. She was a beloved elementary school librarian and a 70-year member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood where she truly enjoyed supporting young women in their educational endeavors.

She had an abiding faith and was active at Walker Chapel in Arlington, Va., and Concord United Methodist in Knoxville. Donna was an accomplished musician and was a violin soloist with the Kansas City Symphony.

 She met her true love, Lloyd, at the University of Iowa and they were blessed with 67 years of marriage. She and Lloyd brought forth a large beautiful family who inherited her strength, her sweetness and her love. Donna loved family gatherings, particularly the annual reunions at Bunker Hill in Missouri and Sanibel Island in Florida. She was very proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments and supported them in all they did.

Survivors include her loving husband, Lloyd; children and spouses, Lisa and Dave Stinton, Carol and Rich Altwerger, Jonathan and Bobby Herwig, Nancy and Rick Wood and Richard and Michelle Herwig; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her spirit continues in the many lives she touched.

Memorials are suggested to P.E.O. Foundation, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.


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