Class of 1944
1944 Graduation EditionPerry Daily Journal
Donna Ernestine Spillman
– daughter of Mrs. Lillian Spillman, 612 Fir street, is 18 years old and expects to work after school is finished this spring.
She was born in Perry and attended Lone Elm and Barrett grade schools.
She is a member of the Order of Rainbow for girls and the RRF club.
Donna Ernestine (Spillman) Brengle
May 8, 1926 – February 12, 2018
Donna E. Brengle, 91 of Greeley, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018, at Life Care Center of Greeley. Donna was born May 8, 1926, in Perry, OK, to Ernest C. and Lillian (Smith) Spillman. She married Dr. Kenneth G. Brengle on November 17, 1944 in Perry, OK. Kenneth died on July 23, 2008.
Donna graduated from Perry High School in Perry, OK, in 1944. She and Ken lived in Fort Collins early on, moving to Cortez, CO, in the early 70’s, to Iran for 18 months, then back to Fort Collins. They spent 2 years in Morocco, lived in Perry, OK, for 12 years, and settled in Greeley in 2007.
Donna, a homemaker, enjoyed golf, being a volunteer for the Republican Party and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Perry, a member of the Elks Club in Cortez, and member of the Republican Party.
Donna is survived by her son, Kenneth (Erin) Brengle, Jr. of Mammoth Lakes, CA; daughter Linda Sue (Donald) Schaffer of Greeley, CO; ten grandchildren, Ryan Schmidt and Andrea Schmidt Koening, Corey Schaffer and Courtney Schaffer Parker, Shawn Spencer, Jennifer Spencer Cain, James Kenneth Brengle, Grayson Brengle, Christine Brengle Andrizzi and Jordan Phibbs; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kenneth, daughter Patricia Spencer; sisters Dorothy (Merle) Hafner and Darlene (Paul) Cook.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Allnutt Macy Chapel.
Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at the Allnutt Macy Chapel with a reception to follow in the Allnutt Reception Center. Interment at Linn Grove Cemetery.