Donna Schmitt Owens

Williston – Donna Schmitt Owens, 80, went into eternal rest on August 22, 2019 peacefully at her home surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 24, at 11 am at Dyches Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Canipe officiating and Order of Eastern Star Service with burial to follow at Williston Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 23, 2019 at Dyches Funeral Home Chapel from 6-8 pm.
Donna was born in Horton, Kansas in 1939 to the late Donald and Ines Schmitt. She was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt. She was affectionately known to family and friends as “Fella”. She retired from Savannah River Site/Westinghouse after 30 years of service. She was also a lifetime member of Ackerman Chapter 198 where she held local and state level offices.
She is survived by a son Gene (Frances) Owens, Jr. of Aiken, SC; two daughters Robin (Jim) Noel and Kathryn (Lonnie Dyches) Owens of Williston. Eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by two special nieces, Donna Jo (Mike) Thomas and Patty (Lloyd) Ward of Williston, SC as well as a number of other nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Max.
She is predeceased by her brother Glenn Schmitt, Sr.
Memorials may be made to Ackerman Chapter #198 c/o Joan Paschall, Secretary, 334 Pascallas Street, Blackville, SC 29817.
The family has entrusted Dyches Funeral Home and Crematory with the arrangements.

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