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Donna Rae Bays

June 29, 1954 — June 25, 2022

Odessa, Missouri

 

Donna Rae (Fisher) Bays, 67 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.  A Celebration of Life will follow at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Fund.  Memories of Donna and condolences for her family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page.

 

Donna was born on June 29, 1954, in Lexington, MO to Donreath M. and Alice “Corrine” (McKay) Fisher.  She graduated in 1972 from Odessa High School in Odessa, MO.  Donna married William “Billy” Bays in 1979.  Donna worked for many years at Dollar General in Odessa and as a cross walking guard for the Odessa School District.  Donna had a love for cooking, as a child she picked up many of her cooking skills from her grandmother who owned Minnie’s Café in Odessa for many years.  In addition to spending time with family and friends, she loved word searches, watching The Young and the Restless, but most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

 

Donna is survived by her husband, Billy Bays of Odessa, MO; a daughter, Nichol Gialde and husband Steve of Bates City, MO; her mother, Corrine Fisher of Odessa, MO; five grandchildren, Tyler Freeman of Odessa, MO, Nicholas Trigg of Higginsville, MO, Madalyn Miller of Bates City, MO, Trae Miller and Jackson Miller both of Independence, MO; two brothers, Ronnie Fisher and wife Rita of Odessa, MO and Larry Fisher and wife Jill of Watauga, Texas; and many nephews, and friends. 

 

Donna was preceded in death by her father and a daughter, Maegan Bays.                                                                 

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home

306 South Second St., Odessa, MO 64076

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home

306 South Second St., Odessa, MO 64076

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