Dona Burnworth, age 87 of Glen Elder, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit. She was born December 13, 1931 at home near Merna, NE to George W. and Pauline (Shirkey) Meyer, the youngest of eight children.
She spent her childhood on farms outside of Broken Bow, NE, and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1950. She was very proud of that since she was the only one in her family to graduate high school. She worked for different families in Broken Bow to help support her staying in town to attend school.
Dona married Billie R. Allen on June 17, 1951 in Broken Bow. Three children were born to this union: Betty died in infancy, Connie, and Linda. They lived in Dunning and Alda. Billie Allen passed away on January 1, 1986.
Dona married Larry Burnworth (Burny) on June 27, 1992 in Barnesville, MN. They made their home in Barnesville, and travelled for eight years and then made their home in Glen Elder. They spent 16 winters in the Rio Grande Valley, TX.
Dona enjoyed going to the Senior Center and playing cards with family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Larry (Burny); daughter Linda (Warren) Dallyn; step-daughters, Lynn (Tom) Leach, Mary (Bob) Doerr, and Connie (Zane) Mason; sister, Katie Safranek; grandchildren, Mitch Lange, Megan Allen, Johnathan Dallyn, and Justin Mason; seven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dona was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty and Connie; her parents; first husband, Billie; two half-brothers, Ronald and Harry Meyer; three half-sisters, Joy (Meyer) Kolbo, Helen (C0x) Yantzie, and Bessie (Cox) Gremm; and sister, Venetta (Meyer) Andersen.
Memorial services will be at 11 AM Saturday, September 14 at the Glen Elder Christian Church. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to the Church.