Donna Frances (Smith) Forsythe

March 25, 1943 ~ December 3, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Donna Forsythe Obituary

Donna Frances Forsythe, 79, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Donna was born March 25, 1943, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to the late Thomas F. and Geraldine (Hert) Smith.

She was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the Palace of Praise Church, where she helped with the hospital ministry. Donna loved to read, sing, and go camping, she had a green thumb with her house plants, and she was an amazing cook and loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She was the world’s best wife, mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother.

Donna is survived by her husband: Donald Forsythe; two sons: Tom (Lisa) Hodge and Gene (Renea) Forsythe; two daughters: Dee (Mitchell) Hodge and Mary (Gary) Reynolds; one bonus son: Jerry DeWitt; two brothers: Terry Smith and Rodney Smith; special sister-in-law Brenda Smith; thirteen grandchildren: Trenton, Fran, Corey, Craig, Jordan, Maddie, Ty, Gracie, Jaylynn, Zarek, Keagen, Star and Caden and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Geraldine Smith, and three brothers, Franklin Smith, Larry Smith, and Philip Smith.

Visitation will be held from 5- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at Fitch-Hillis Chapel in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, at Palace of Praise Church in Poplar Bluff with Brother Kent Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.

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December 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fitch - Hillis Funeral Chapel

Funeral Service
December 8, 2022

11:00 AM
Palace of Praise Church

December 8, 2022

12:00 PM
City Cemetery


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