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LaDonna A. Oberhelman

LaDonna A. Oberhelman, 83, Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Banner Baywood Hospital, Mesa.

She was born Feb. 15, 1932, to Helen (Wolf) and Charles Beyer in Miltonvale, Kan. 

On June 17, 1950, she married Robert Ernest Oberhelman in Clay Center, Kan. They celebrated their 65th anniversary this year.

She and her husband started a family in Clay Center and then moved to Woodstock, where they raised their two children. She loved life and was involved in many activities and organizations in Woodstock. She worked at the S&H Green Stamp Store and was a teller at Amcore Bank (First National Bank) for 23 years. She was an active member of Rainbow Girls of St. Mark’s Lodge #63, Woodstock. 

She and her husband were active in the Harvard Milk Center Square Dance Club for 50 years. She volunteered with many organizations throughout the years and was an active member of her church. Donna loved singing and sang with the choir for worship services and weddings. 

In Arizona, Donna was a member of the Drillettes Drill Team at Val Vista Village where she and her husband lived. She also modeled clothing for several fashion shows. 

Family was the love of Donna’s life.

Survivors include two children, Doug (Diane) Oberhelman, Peoria, and Lori Oberhelman, Phoenix; two granddaughters, Candice (Derek) Smith, Peoria, and Dana Gustafson, Tempe, Ariz.; and two great-grandchildren, Colin and Caden Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Jr. Beyer. 

A celebration of life service will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31, 2016, at Val Vista Village, Mesa.

Memorials can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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