OBITUARY - DONNA MAE (KRELL) SWARTWOOD GLENDENNING
Donna Mae GLENDENNING was born July 23, 1930 in Fairfield, Nebraska to Everett and Savilla LINDEMANN KRELL and passed away
October 7, 1999 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, at the age of 69 years, three months and 14 days.
She attended public school in Hastings and Fairfield, Nebraska and later attended Southwestern Community College in
In November of 1947 she married Robert SWARTWOOD in Hastings, Nebraska. They moved to a farm in Ringgold County, Iowa in
1949. To this union three children were born Bob, Debbie, and Guyla Jean. Robert passed away December 1, 1970.
On August 17, 1975 Donna married Max GLENDENNING from Mount Ayr, Iowa. They lived on a farm south of Mount Ayr all their
married life. Max's daughter, Jan, came to live with them in 1976.
Donna enjoyed her grandchildren, playing cribbage, going to bingo, and camping at the Iowa State Fair. Donna never knew a
She was preceded in death by her father, Everett KRELL; daughter Guyla Jean DYMOND, grandson Beau SAGE; and husband
Donna is survived by her husband Max; mother and stepfather Savilla and Claire NELSRUD of Grand Forks, North Dakota;
mother-in-law Lola GLENDENNING of Mount Ayr; son Bob and wife Jeani SWARTWOOD of Clearfield, Iowa, grandsons, Brett
SWARTWOOD of San Antonio, Texas, and Brian SWARTWOOD of Des Moines, and great-granddaughter Kaysha SWARTWOOD; daughter
Debbie SAGE and husband Eric, and grandsons Willie and Ryan all of Altoona, Iowa; son-in-law Steve DYMOND, grandson Rowdy
DYMOND of Adel, Iowa and granddaughter Danielle DYMOND of Woodbine, Iowa; step-daughter Jan CAMPBELL, husband Kevin,
grandchildren, Calob, Lucas, Jordan, Casey and Cacia of Mount Ayr; step-children, Jeri, Jackie, Jamie, Jody, Joey and
Jason. Also Vic, Mary, and Caleb NELSRUD of Grand Forks, North Dakota; sister Peggy PARKS and brother Norman KRELL, wife
Wanda all of Sun City, Arizona; brother-in-law Lloyd and wife LaVerne GLENDENNING of Mount Ayr; and many nieces, nephews
and a host of friends.
Services were at the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Monday, October 11, 1999 with Reverend Peter
Kathy NELSON was the vocalist and casketbearers were J. P. WHITTINGTON, Marvin LESAN, Jay MEESTER, Bob HALEY,
Jim OVERHOLSER and Rodger CANNON. Honorary pallbearers were Brett SWARTWOOD, Brian SWARTWOOD, Willie SAGE, Ryan SAGE,
Danielle DYMOND, Rowdy DYMOND, Calob STILL, Lucas STILL and Jordan STILL.
Interment was in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
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