Donna Jean Crozier

Donna Jean Crozier

Donna Jean Crozier

Donna Jean Crozier, 85, of Waukee passed away on Friday, October 19, 2018 at her home. Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 A.M. on Saturday, October 27th at the Adel Masonic Lodge, starting with an Eastern Star Service that all are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Donna Crozier Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 119, Earlham, IA 50072. Online condolences may be left at

Donna was born on September 2, 1933 to Oscar and Julia (Stafford) Sharp in Seymour, Iowa. She grew up in Seymour and graduated from Seymour Community High School with the class of 1951. On August 18, 1951 she was united in marriage (by her father, Oscar)to Lyle Crozier in Centerville, Iowa. To this union two children were born: L. Mitchell "Butch" and Coy. The family lived in Seymour until 1964. Following Lyle’s job driving a truck, the family moved to several areas before settling in Earlham then Waukee for the last 10 years. Donna worked as a waitress; school bus driver, in every town they lived in, until Earlham, and a homemaker for many years.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Rainbow Mother Advisor. She loved to sew and made numerous dresses, suits and other clothing for relatives and friends. She and Lyle also enjoyed wood crafting and selling their items at craft fairs. Donna was very competitive when it came to board games and card playing. She spent many hours teaching and playing games, especially Yahtzee, with all of her grandchildren. She was a great joke teller and always had one for everybody even when she was in the hospital. Donna treasured spending time with all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Evelyn; and son-in-law, David Ishmael.

Donna leaves behind her loving husband, Lyle of Waukee; children, L. Mitchel Crozier (Ginger) of De Soto and Coy (Ishmael) McCarl (Frank) of Des Moines; grandchildren: Chris Ishmael (Gean) of East Peru, Doug Ishmael (Brandy) of Des Moines, Jen Crozier (Paul Shipman) of De Soto, Matt Crozier (Michelle) of De Soto, Betty Jo McCarl of Des Moines; great-grandchildren: Jake Ishmael, Zach Ishmael, Brianna McCarl, Hendrickson McCarl, Jocina McCarl, Abby Shipman, Keena McCarl, Hailee McCarl, Kayleigh Crozier, Aiden Shipman, Zarya McCarl; great-great-granddaughter, Addy Ishmael; siblings, Nova Bolton (Chuck)of Quero, TX and Wallace "Buck" (Connie) Sharp of Omaha; and a host of extended family and friends that will miss her dearly.

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