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Donna Lankford, 82, passed away February 20, 2021 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.

Donna was born October 8, 1938 to Sesto “Sam” and Armida Magnani in Des Moines. Though she worked various part-time jobs throughout her life, it was her career as a wife, mother and grandmother that she cherished the most. Donna was a long time member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She enjoyed watching her kids play at Ft. Des Moines Little League and camping at Lake Rathbun with her family. She enjoyed gardening and her family get-togethers on Sundays.

Donna is survived by her children, Dick Lankford, Jim Lankford, Lori Plumb, and Lisa (Roger) Saltzman; grandchildren, Amber (Tim) Watson, Austin Lankford, Zach Saltzman and Cheyenne Bailey; great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Avery Lankford; cousin, Enes Victor; former daughter-in-law, Beth Lankford; and a host of other family and beloved friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Howard “Dick” Lankford; her parents; and her brother, Elmo Magnani.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday March 4, 2021 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street, Des Moines with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League in loving memory of Donna.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, March 4, 2021
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Thursday, March 4, 2021
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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