Memorial services for Donna Jean Raybern Bagby, 73, Lawrence, will be 1 pm, Monday, February 26, 2018, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill cemetery.
She passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at her home in Lawrence.
Donna was born June 1, 1944, in San Francisco, CA, the daughter of James Claudius Sr. and Lillie May Bryan Raybern. She attended school in Eudora, KS.
She worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide for over 20 Years. She enjoyed dancing, crocheting, playing in a bowling league, and being on Facebook to play games and to keep up with family and friends. Donna also loved the companionship of her dogs Little Bit and Molly.
Donna married Walter O’Keefe in 1964, they later divorced. Three children were born of this union, Geraldine O’Keefe Davis, Rhonda O’Keefe, and Dennis O’Keefe. She later married Delmer Bagby, they were married for 20 years before his death in 2004.
Survivors include her children, Geraldine O’Keefe Davis, Rhonda O’Keefe, Dennis O’Keefe; sisters, Susan Raybern Crawford, Catherine Raybern Goetler, Geraldine Raybern Thomas; grandchildren, Jennecia, Giovanni, Jasante`, Jahzara, Khristina, Chad, Anthony, Walter, Pamela, and Hailey; 14 great grandchildren; and companion, Darwin Yunk.
She is preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Lorene Raybern Martin, Elsie Raybern Bunney, Veda Raybern Riesgo, Virginia Raybern Byers, James C. Raybern Jr., Charles Raybern, Sharon Raybern, Gerald Raybern.
The family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Donna made to the American Lung Association, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.