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Donna Mae (Elliott) Woods

August 8, 1944 ~ November 25, 2020 (age 76)

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Donna Mae Woods went home to Jesus on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the age of 76, surrounded by her loving family.

Donna was born on August 8, 1944 to Emory and Margaret (Scovel) Elliott in Des Moines, IA.  

She was united in marriage to the love of her life Gail L. Woods on August 3, 1962.  They went on to have three children:  Vonna, James and Ronda.  Donna worked as a CNA and preschool teacher.  She was an ordained minister at Hamburg Free Methodist Church.  She had a passion for sharing Jesus, enjoyed fishing and always made sure her grandchildren has root beer floats when visiting.

She was a member of the Inter Church Council, was a Honorary Alumni of the Hamburg High School and started the Fellowship of Christian Women in Hamburg.

Her life is celebrated by those surviving, who loved her dearly, husband Gail Woods children:  Vonna Watson and husband Mark, James Woods and wife Brandie and Ronda Means and husband David; her grandchildren: Jacob, Abigail, Sam, Skyla, Hayle, Bessie, Toni, K.C., Jessie, Brittny, Jarred, Kyndra and Heather, her 12 great-grandchildren; brother Ronnie Elliott and his wife Judy;  other family and friends.  

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Emory and Margaret Elliott; sisters:  Frances and Phyllis and grandson Lee.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a Family Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg with Rev. Luke Fillmore officiating.  A Public Open Graveside Service will be held at the Hamburg Cemetery in Hamburg, IA at 11:30 a.m.

There will be Open Visitation from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30 at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg.

Memorials may be given to the Hamburg Food Pantry.


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Open Viewing
November 30, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rash-Gude Funeral Home
1220 Main St.
Hamburg, IA 51640

Family Funeral Service
December 1, 2020

10:30 AM
Hamburg United Methodist Church
1200 Park Street
Hamburg, IA 51640

Public Open Graveside Service
December 1, 2020

11:30 AM
Hamburg Cemetery
North Argyle Street
Hamburg, IA 51640

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