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“My mother has made me the woman, wife and mother I am today. She taught to never give up and always work hard and be kind, but to also stand up for...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Beverly Morrissey - Danville, IN

“I remember Donna from school in Monon, In. She was a sweet, quiet person with a beautiful smile. She came to our 50th class reunion and I got to...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Patsy (Sandefur) Roach - Denver, NC

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I met Donna and Dick at muscular dystrophy support group. They were a beautiful couple. It was a pleasure to know Donna...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Marjorie Roller - Lafayette, IN

“Bonnie, Bev & family I knew Donna from my time working at the Staley Credit Union. She was always so nice and had time to talk and showed an interest...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Yvonne Giancola - Avon, IN

“Barb, Bev, Bonnie, Belinda, Ashley and Desmond, and the rest of the family, So sorry to hear of Donna's passing. Sorry we can't be there for the...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Don and Carolyn Weedon - IN


Donna J. (Barrett) Dexter, 71, of Kingman, IN, formerly of Chalmers, passed away at 8:51 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Helen Keller Memorial Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama. Born August 27, 1942 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late Ida (Price) Barrett.
Donna married Richard E. "Dick" Dexter on September 16, 1961 in Lafayette and he preceded her in death on February 27, 2004. She and her late husband owned and operated Dexter Electric in Lafayette and she was an electrician for over 18 years. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years with her daughters and was involved with the activities of her children and grandchildren. Donna bowled in the Women's and Mixed bowling leagues in Lafayette for many years, winning several awards.
Surviving are her four daughters, Barbara Johnston (husband, Russell) of Attica, Beverly Morrissey (husband, Bill) of Danville, IN, Bonnie Dexter-Martinez (husband, Gustavo Martinez) of Florence, AL and Belinda Dunn (husband, Matt) of Fishers, IN; nine siblings, Evelyn, Bob, Judy, Joe, Rex, Cy, Curt, Tom and Dan; a sister-in-law, Linda Smith; 11 grandchildren, Ashley, Brittney, Desmond, Xoxli, Kyle, Nick, Travis, Desirae, Laura, Mitchell and Rachel; and 4 great-grandchildren, Alexia, Isaiah, Amerie, and Ivonte.

Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service Sunday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Walter Allward officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com

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