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Donna Marie Althouse

Donna Marie Althouse
Memorial Candle
April 01, 1943 -- Friday, June 15, 2018
Visitation Information: Visitation 12- 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Second Baptist Church in Huntsville.
Service Information: Services are 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Second Baptist Church in Huntsville, with burial in Huntsville City Cemetery.




Donna Marie Althouse, 75, passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018 at her home in Topeka, Ks.  She was born on April 1, 1943 in Huntsville, MO. to William Estel and Ruetha Mae (Carpenter) Rucker.  Donna grew up in Huntsville, Mo. where she graduated from Westran High School.


On January 23, 1963, Donna married Roy Althouse, Jr. They were happily married for 51 years. Throughout their marriage, Donna was an army wife, a mother of three and she advanced in the Customer Service field where she retired as a Manager for Kansas Gas Services.


Donna was a lifelong member of 2nd Baptist Church, Huntsville, Mo. She was the past State Loyal Lady ruler of the Golden Circle for the State of Kansas, Past Worthy Matron of Rebecca #8 Order of Eastern Star(Topeka) and Past Deputy of Oasis of Manhattan Daughters of Isis. She was also a member of Soroptomist International and she was a founding member of the Rucker Scholarship Fund. She enjoyed sports such as Bowling, Softball, Volleyball, and she loved reading and BINGO.


Donna was preceded in death by her parents William & Ruetha Rucker and her sister Geraldine Rucker-McShore. Donna is survived by her daughters Dawn (Bryanth) Basemore, Roxane (Elmer) Harris and Valeyta Althouse; Grandchildren Marquas (Lisa) Althouse, Daneale (Addison) Canidy, Courtni Diggins, Lincoln Harris, Alia Harris, Nathan Harris; Great Grandchildren Marquas Althouse Jr., Aniya Keeling, Jaylen Franklin, Haliyah Sales, Ahkieem Sales, Adrianna Zuniga, Daylan Canidy, and Addie Canidy; brother Lawrence(Bobbie) Rucker and brother-in-law William McShore and her many loving nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.


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