Donna E. Livengood

  • Born: July 2, 1925
  • Died: March 15, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Donna Ethelyn Livengood, age 94, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 15, 2020. She was born July 2, 1925 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Floyd Leslie and Frances Elizabeth (Wilcox) Robinson. Shortly after birth she moved with her family to Battle Creek where she has lived since. She was a 1945 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and worked briefly at Westin Biscuit Company, where she met Phil Livengood. Donna Ethelyn Robinson married Phillip N. Livengood on January 4, 1948 in Battle Creek, Michigan. After their marriage, Donna became a full-time homemaker. She spoiled her family with her cooking and baking skills, especially her cookies, cakes and delicious pies. Donna also enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, playing Bingo, and watching TV shows & baseball.

Sadly, her husband Phil preceded her in death on December 3, 2011 after 63 wonderful years of marriage. Surviving are two sons, Phillip Leslie (Naomi) Livengood of Battle Creek, and Michael D. (Cynthia) Livengood of Daytona Beach, FL; three grandsons, Brian (Tracy) Livengood and Retired Chief Petty Officer Jason Livengood, both of Battle Creek, and Cole (Tim) Livengood of North Wales, PA; and two great-granddaughters. In addition to her husband, Donna was also preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Lewellen, Raymond, Duane and Rowland.

Friends will be received 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2020 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Donna will be interred privately next to her husband, Phillip at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials directed to the American Legion Post #54 would be appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Donna may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.