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Des Moines, Iowa

Donna Jean Heard, age 77, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020.

Donna was born October 31, 1942 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Helen (Cross) Clay, Sr. She was employed by Des Moines Public Schools as a child caregiver. She served faithfully in that capacity for 21 years, from August of 1997 through May of 2018. Donna enjoyed watching Tiger Woods play golf, jigsaw puzzles, shopping, and reading the Sunday newspaper. She also liked playing games on her computer, going to the casino, and she was a talented cook. Above all, Donna loved spending time with her family. One of her favorite pastimes was watching the State Fair Parade and attending the Iowa State Fair.

She is survived by her children, Bonita L. (Marvin) Heard-Harris, Samuel L. Heard Jr., Michael L. Heard, Janine A. Heard, Kevin T. Heard, Pamela J. Heard, Youlanda M. (Martell) Bolden, Amos E. Heard, Jr( Monica)., Michelle D. Howe-Heard, and Mary L. Wells (Anthony) ; former spouse, Samuel L. Heard, Sr.; sister-in-law, Annette Heard; brothers-in-law, Harold E. Lee, Robert Edmonds, and Jesse Heard Sr.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other extended family, and friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Helen Clay; siblings, Robert Fowler, Malcom Guinn, Thomas N. Clay, Bernard B. Clay, Rose A. Edmonds, Darlene Woods; stepsister, Shirley Guinn-Cotton; longtime partner, James Oliver Lee; son, Preston Cecil Scott; and her granddaughter, Ameisha Michelle Heard.

Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m., followed by funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Burial will take place at Glendale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Donna.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com




Service Details

Visitation:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
12 - 1 PM
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Service:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Disposition:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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