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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00 am to 11:00 am
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1115 Grand Avenue
West Moines, Iowa 50265

Service:

Saturday, April 28, 2018
11:00 am
St. Mark Lutheran Church
1115 Grand Avenue
West Moines, Iowa 50265

Disposition:

Cremation
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Donna Carolyn (Harrington) O'Callaghan

Donna O’Callaghan, age 85, of Urbandale, Iowa passed away on April 13, 2018 at Urbandale Health Care Center of ovarian cancer. She was born on Friday, January 13, 1933 on a farm near Percy, Iowa. She was the second of five children born to J. Lester and M. Irene (Morris) Harrington. Donna was a proud graduate of East High School and she taught her grandchildren the school song. She retired from Agricredit De Lage Landen, formally Massey Ferguson Credit Corporation in 1998 at age 65. She retired again from Wells Fargo Home Mortgage at age 75. She loved her family above all else. Her son Scot A. Bowlsby from first marriage to Jerry L. Bowlsby, and grandsons Addison W.J. and Zachariah T.B. Bowlsby. Her daughter Stacie J. Lightner, from second marriage to James A. O’Callaghan, and granddaughters Lindsay D. and Lauren M. Lightner.

Donna was a volunteer at Iowa Lutheran Hospital working with teens and their duties for several years. She was a long time member of St. Mark Lutheran Church where both of her children and two granddaughters were confirmed. In her later years, she spent many hours enjoying friends and activities at the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, John O. Harrington in 1948 and Dwight Harrington in 2017.

Left to morn her passing is her son Scot; daughter, Stacie (Harold Schnasa); grandchildren, Lindsay, Addison, Zach, and Lauren; two sisters, Juanita M. Gustin and Phyllis (Jack) Sutton; and many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 28 with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. and lunch following at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 12th and Grand, West Des Moines, Iowa. Burial will take place at Dunreath Cemetery directly after with family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Mark Lutheran Church, or the Urbandale Senior Recreation Center. Condolences at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.