King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Donetta J. Gaylord, 77, Fort Madison

Donetta J. Gaylord, 77, of Ft. Madison passed away at 5:40 AM on Monday, August 26, 2019 at The Madison.


   She was born on March 20, 1942 in Farmington, IA to Charles and Katherine Cecil Gaylord.  Donetta was a homemaker.  She enjoyed doing puzzles, word searches, reading, watching TV and visiting with people.

   Survivors include seven grandchildren, Andromeda, Phoenix, Anthony, Crystalle, Charles, Eric and Quentin; one step grandson, Ryan; eight great grandchildren; four brothers, Dean Gaylord, Bill Gaylord, Darrell Gaylord and Dick Gaylord all of Ft. Madison; three sisters, Norma Bohnenkamp of Wever, Barbara Patton of Brunswick, GA and Beverly Wildrick of Jefferson City, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, William Dean Gaylord.

   Per her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory and a Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 11 AM until 3 PM at Shopton Park.  

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