Donelle managed a credit union and worked for Myer hotels during her working years. She was active in the Hollister Booster Club and the Senior Center. Donelle enjoyed ceramics, painting, gardening and flowers. Most of all, Donelle was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by her coffee club and her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merrill Markham; a brother, Roswell “Stub” Lively; and a sister, Darlene Wiltgen.
Donelle is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Love and husband William of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Shelly Chamberlin and husband Doug of Branson, Missouri; a son, Roy Markham of Hollister, Missouri; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Private burial will be held at Springfield National Cemetery.