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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Donna Pearl (DeGraffenried) Marshall, age 74, of Vandalia passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia, Missouri.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 11 a.m. until service time at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia. A service was held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was Bro. Nathan Detmer.
Music was provided by selected favorite songs
Interment took place in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Guy E. Marshall, David Phillip Marshall, William Benjamin Marshall, Timothy Darrin Marshall, Paul Lamberson, Bill Bontz, Josiah Marshall, and Shaun Marshall. Honorary pallbearer was Dylan Marshall.
Donna Pearl (DeGraffenried) Marshall  was born on February 28, 1940 in Bowling Green, Missouri, the daughter of William Caruth and Emma Oneita (Woodson) DeGraffenried.
She spent her early childhood growing up in the Pleasant Hill, Illinois area. Donna lived most of her life in the Vandalia area and was a member of the Curryville Presbyterian Church. She started babysitting and then ran the St. Louis Post Dispatch delivery route in Vandalia for a couple of years. Donna retired in 2006 after 35 years at the Tri-County Care Center. She had worked as a med-tech driver and most of her time was devoted to working in the Activities Department.
Donna had been active as a Cub Scout Den Mother, Boy Scout Leader, Brownie Leader and Girl Scout Leader. She also enjoyed crafts such as sewing, embroidery and making gifts. Donna loved her music, dancing and different animals.
Survivors include:four sons, Guy E. Marshall; David Phillip Marshall and wife Debbie; and William Benjamin Marshall, all of Vandalia; Timothy Darrin Marshall and wife Melissa, of Moberly; one daughter Katherine P. Lamberson and husband Paul. of Vandalia; one sister, Ethel Nell Petty. of Garden City, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Veneta DeGraffenried; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, James DeGraffenried. Memorials are encouraged to the Marshall family in care of Waters Funeral Home, P.O. Box 84, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.