DONNA GAYLE HOWERTON Sunday, April 22, 1956 - Monday, October 2, 2017

Mrs. Donna Gayle Howerton, age 61, of Republic, Missouri, passed away on October 2, 2017 in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She was born on April 22, 1956 in Bonne Terre, Missouri, the daughter of the late Leo Robert and Bettye Ilene (Greeson) Penberthy.

Donna had known her best friend for 13 years, and finally she married him, Thomas Howerton, on February 14, 2016. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Donna was a “pure bred country girl.” She loved spending time with her family, often sharing yard sales, gardening, cooking, and fishing hobbies with them. Many years ago Donna even owned and operated an antique shop.

Donna is survived by her husband, Thomas; three sons, Dustin, Travis, and Seth; four daughters, Rocci, Bambi, Patchus, and Mesha; a step son, T.J.; a step daughter, Dawn; four sisters, Carrol, Joyce, Robin, and Christy; a brother, Mike; 14 grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com

Service Details: A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2017 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic.


Mom you are so loved! I'm going to miss you so much! You are finally home! You are the strongest woman I know! You fought the biggest fight and you WON! You are at Peace! I love you momma! And I will see you on the other side! Forever and always!