Donna R, Kirkley, 49 passed away Thursday, May 21st at Ontonagon Aspirus Long Term Care after a 10 year battle with Huntington’s Disease. She was born on January 22nd, 1971 to Donald & Maxine (Reynolds) Pemble. In 1990 she married Robert Kirkley, but they have since divorced.
Donna had her children very young- which we are all very thankful for- and she worked extremely hard to ensure we all were shown the love and support we deserved. In her time as a CNA at Maple Manor, she was a great teacher and had so much compassion for all the residents she cared for. It was her passion to help and take care of people.
She is survived by her children, Amber (Matt) Pender, Allyssa DeHaan, & Dylan (Kelli) Kirkley, Father Donald (Darlene) Pemble, Grandchildren, Carson and Mila DeHaan and James and Lillian Pender, Sisters Paula (Stephen) Hueners & Samantha (Adam) Kussard and Brothers Tony (Christina) Pemble & Jeremy Schmeda. She is further survived by Uncles Lyle (JoAnne) & Roy (Cheri) Pemble, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
She is preceded in death by Mother Maxine (Reynolds) Pemble, Grandparents Autie & Irene (Bradley) Reynolds & Lyle & Thelma Pemble and Sisters Barbara and Pamela.
Friends and family can gather Saturday, May 30th at 11:00 a.m. CST at Mercer Cemetery in Mercer, WI.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Ontonagon Long Term Care for caring for Donna for the last 3 years.
Memorials may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of American.
The Cane Funeral Home of Ontonagon, MI is assisting the family.
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Huntington's Disease Society of America
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