Funeral services for Donna Shirl Duggins, 93, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2013, in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Duggins departed this life at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born March 1, 1919, at Lutie, Missouri, to Reverend B. N. and Dovie Haskins Reich. She was united in marriage on April 21, 1935, at Lutie, Missouri, to Howard “Cecil” Duggins, who preceded her in death on October 30, 2003. For nearly fifty years, she and her husband lived in Pottersville, where they owned and operated a farm. She was also very active in 4-H work during the 1940’s and 1950’s. She was an Eastern Star member for many years, holding officer positions in Lutie and later in Branson. She accepted Christ in the late 1920’s and served Him all of her life by singing his praise with gospel groups such as the Goodwill Singers, whose music will be played at her memorial service. She was an active member of her church, serving as a longtime member of the Lutie General Baptist Church and later at the West Plains First General Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Johnnie Duggins, wife, Beverly and Gary Duggins, wife, Janice, all of West Plains, Missouri; three grandchildren, Shaun Duggins, wife, Andrea, West Plains, Missouri, Sherrie Hamner, husband, Matthew, Camdenton, Missouri and Shandi Brinkman, husband, Allen, West Plains, Missouri; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tyler, Macie, Mia and Tayt Duggins, Isabella and Emery Hamner and Jonah Brinkman; sister-in-law, Charlotte Reich; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, three brothers, Quincy Reich, William (Frue) Reich and Dale Reich and one sister, Edna Ledbetter, precede her in death.
Mrs. Duggins will lie in state from 1:00 p.m., Thursday until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Plains Christian Clinic, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.