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O’Donohue, Dawna T.

O’Donohue, Dawna T.

January 1, 1965 — December 18, 2019

Dawna Theresa (Jackson) O’Donohue, 54, was born in Wichita, KS, January 1, 1965, and grew up in the Kansas City, MO, area. Dawna passed away on December 18, 2019, in Belton, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Steven O’Donohue, and father, David C. Jackson. She is survived by her daughters, Amanda Hand and Sarah Jackson; son-in-law, TJ Hand; mother, Susan Nawaz, and step-father, Khalid Nawaz; sisters, Debbie Jackson Tucci and Denise Cummings; 5 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Dawna graduated from Belton High School in 1983 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO, in 1988. She and her husband owned an entertainment business providing costumed characters for parties and events. She was a member of South Haven Baptist Church in Belton, MO, and loved to praise God by singing in the church choir.

Dawna was a very loving and empathetic person who could pick up on the sorrow of others and always wanted to help people and animals. She suffered with many chronic health issues throughout her lifetime, but her motto was “Today is the first day of the rest of my life” and she continually worked at overcoming her challenges. Dawna loved the Lord and is singing praises to him now in heaven, rejoined with her beloved husband, Steve.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 11:00am at South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Boulevard, Belton, MO, 64012. A graveside service will follow at 2:30pm at Park Lawn Cemetery, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., KCMO.

The family encourages donations to the following organizations in lieu of flowers: The American Diabetes Association; HELP Humane Animal Shelter in Belton, MO; and a 501(c)3 organization created to help restore a statue built by her father, known as Maxie – The World’s Largest Goose in Sumner, MO. Checks may be made out to “Chariton County Community Foundation” and please put in the memo line: “Maxie Restoration Fund”. The donation should be mailed directly to the fund at 201 S. Cherry St., Keytesville, MO 65261. Or a donation can be made online at www.gofundme.com/worldslargestgoose .

Service Information

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 11:00am at South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel-Ray Boulevard, Belton, MO, 64012. A graveside service will follow at 2:30pm at Park Lawn Cemetery, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., KCMO.

O’Donohue, Dawna T.'s Guestbook

It’s surreal seeing you’re name listed here! I keep waiting for a text telling me you’re “ok”. I’m taking comfort in knowing that you’re no longer suffering and at peace! You’re with dad, no pain, no illnesses, full hearing and best of all no more diabetes! You’re free spirit and silly nature will forever be missed! I love you mom, forever and always, your baby girl!

Amanda

Prayers to the family. Dawn's was a sweet and loving soul. I love you all. Forever in my ❤

Carolyn Hudson

I'm going to miss you, love you Michael.....

Irish Michael McCann

Denise and family, Lee and I are so sorry for the loss of your sister, Dawna. She was very lucky to have such a caring family to always be there for her and her daughters. She will be missed by all. Much love. Lee & Patti Newson

Lee & Patti Newson

Aunt Susie, Debbie, Denise, Amanda and Sarah - Dawna was a beautiful soul and will greatly be missed. Nancy

Nancy Gemignani

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