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Donna (Toye) Tabor

May 17, 1930 ~ September 3, 2019 (age 89)


Ladonna “Donna” Tabor, 89, of Newton died on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at MercyOne Newton Medical Center.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 10, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials in Donna’s name (checks made payable to Charles Tabor) may be left at the funeral home.

Donna, the daughter of Ernest and Ione (Wilson) Toye, was born on May 17, 1930 in Newton.  She graduated from Newton High School in 1948.  On March 29, 1950, Donna was united in marriage with Charles Tabor in Des Moines.   They made their lifelong home in Newton.  Through the years Donna had worked at JC Penney and later at the Newton Seed Store, but most of her life was dedicated to raising her three children, Regan, Rod, and Amy.  Donna was a 4-H Leader, member of the Armstrong Homemakers, Farm Bureau, and the Wittemberg Grange.  She and Charles most recently attended Cornerstone Bible Fellowship.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, and sewing. 

Those left to honor Donna’s memory are her husband, Charles Tabor of Newton; children, Regan (Susan) Tabor of Wichita, Kansas, Rod Tabor of Newton, and Amy (Craig) Schulte of Eagan, Minnesota; her grandchildren, Kyle (Kati) Tabor, Kevin (C.J.) Tabor, Nichole (Scott) Bryant, Brendan (Ashley) Tabor, Connor Schulte, and Alex Schulte; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; and two brothers. 

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