Donna Jo was born on December 14, 1949, in Auburn, NE. During her freshman year in high school she moved to Oakley, KS and began living with Dr. James and Paula Marchbanks. She graduated from Oakley High School in 1967, attended Colby Community College, and then attended Cosmetology School in Salina, KS where she met the love her life, Robert “Bob” Warhurst. They were married on January 5, 1969 and would be celebrating their 50th anniversary this coming January. Donna Jo worked at the Oakley Police Department for 32 years and retired in 2007 celebrating her retirement on her birthday.
Donna Jo is survived by her loving husband Bob, her daughter Kathy Boeger, husband Chris and granddaughters Ashley Boeger and Devan Savner (Kyle), and daughter Heather Wilson, husband Paul and grandchildren Dodge, Dixie, and Shelby Ellegood and Audrey Wilson, mother Paula Marchbanks, her very special and close sister Rhonda Warhurst and brother-in-law Frank, siblings Carol Weiser (Randy), Joseph Vontz (Eleanor), Kathy Redger (Dale), Leslie Marchbanks, Ronald (Valerie), and Charles (Paula) along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by father Dr. James Marchbanks, very best friend Betty Webber, and brothers Roger Maurer and Kenny Ray Maurer.
The family has chosen cremation. Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Prairie Mound Cemetery in Solomon. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to the Gove County Medical Center. Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 308, Solomon, Kansas 67480.