Donna Jean Drummond, 79, formerly of Fremont and Falls City, died peacefully with family beside her on January 8, 2023, at Madonna Rehabilitation Extended Care North Unit in Lincoln, NE. Donna was born September 25, 1943, to Orville and Veda (Eckley) Jordan in Blair, NE. She grew up in Tekamah and graduated from Tekamah High School at the age of 16. Soon after graduating she married Lawrence Drummond, Jr. on October 29, 1961, at Tekamah Methodist Church, Tekamah, NE. From this union came two sons, Terry and Robert. They were later divorced in 1999.
Donna had a variety of job over the course of her life ranging from bookkeeper, bus driver, and babysitter to supervisor at a crop insurance company. She was forced to retire in 2007, due to health reasons. She battled diabetes that led to having a leg amputated in 2017, and most recently an aggressive form of dementia. In Donna’s spare time she enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading mysteries, gardening, working word puzzles, spending time with family and friends and collecting spoons.
Donna was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and a brother, Robert Orville Jordan. She is survived by her brother William (Audrey) Jordan of Lincoln, and her sons Terry (Diane) Drummond, of Plattsmouth and Robert (Elizabeth) Drummond of Falls City. Donna is also survived by four grandchildren Danielle (JD) Westmark of Bellevue, Mathew Drummond of Omaha, Renee and Justin Drummond of Falls City, a niece, Amy (Hugh) Wooden and their children Will and Lucy of Kansas City, MO, a nephew, Jim (Jen) Jordan and their son James, of Arlington, MA and many other relatives and friends.
Donna has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2325 South 24th Street in Lincoln, NE on February 4, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Cards may be sent to Aspen Cremation and Burial Services, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. Memorials received will be designated by the family later. The family will receive well-wishers following the service, at the reception, in the church hall. A private family burial will take place later at the Tekamah Cemetery, Tekamah, NE.
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