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Donna J. (D.J.) Huston, 90, passed away November 12, 2016. Donna was born in Clearfield, Iowa to Lloyd and Gladys (Wilson) Garver on August 18, 1926. She lived in Wayne County for 72 years, moving to Edmond, OK in 2003 to be close to family. She graduated from Corydon High School in 1943 and Drake University in 1947. After graduation, Donna began her career as a social worker for 40 years. Donna married Edward (E.N.) Huston on July 26, 1958 at the First Christian Church of Corydon.

Donna was an active member of the First Christian Church, Corydon, Southern Hills Christian Church, Edmond, Beta Sigma Phi, American Legion auxiliary and Iowa Rural Letter Carrier auxiliary. She enjoyed volunteering with Ed at the Iowa Veterans Hospital in Knoxville and OKC Veterans Hospital. Baking was her specialty. There would always be a hot pot of coffee going and cinnamon rolls, cookies, or bread in the oven. She was devoted to her God, her husband and her family.

Donna is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ed Huston, Edmond, OK, daughter, Jane Collier (Chuck) of Edmond, Ok, grandchildren, Lindsey Dietz (Eric), Edmond, OK and Lauren Collier (fiancé Ryan Young), Oklahoma City, OK, one great-grandchild, Emilia Dietz. She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Gladys Garver, son, James R. Burger, sister, Marian Havens, brother-in-law, Jim Havens and brother-in-law, Jerry Huston.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prarie Trail Museum in Corydon, Iowa, 515 E. Jefferson Street, Southern Hills Christian Church, 3207 S Boulevard, Edmond, or First Christian Church, 105 S. Lafayette St. Corydon, Iowa 50060.

Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, November 17 at Southern Hills Christian Church in Edmond, OK. Burial will take place at a later date in Iowa.


  1. Jane and family,

    I just wanted to say what a blessing it has been to meet your wonderful parents. Mrs. Donna was such a sweet person and so much fun to be around. I can tell Jane that you got your tender heart from her. I have fond memories of picking your parents up and taking them to Lindsey’s wedding and also taking them home after the wedding. Your dad is was so funny and so kind and patient with your mom. You could see and feel the Love they had for each other. Thank you for sharing your sweet family with me.

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