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Donna E. Livengood
  • American Legion Post #54
    1125 E. Columbia Ave.
    Battle Creek, MI 49015

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“I'm so sorry to hear of Donna's passing. I have many great memories of crossing the street, cutting through the Reeds' yard,and into Donna and Phil's...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Gerri Clark - Battle Creek, MI

“Red lipstick, great cook (giant peach pies), the energy and enthusiasm to put any younger person to shame. Funniest story: She shared the problems...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Val Robinson-Schnable - MI

“This made my heart hurt, Aunt Donna was such fun, I don't ever remember a family holiday without her, loved her and will miss her and smile at my...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Joan Kellay - Battle creek, MI

“Phil & Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of you Mother. She was such a happy Lady. Out thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary Goheen &...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Goheen - Battle Creek

“OH Miss Donna you have been such a treasure to so many for long... I played volleyball with you for years... your contagious laughter, your smile.....Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Betty Bowers - Battle Creek, MI

“I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My late husband Tim Aldrich has known your family for many years. I worked with Mike at Kmart 4206 in...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Adele Aldrich - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Family Donna was a funny lady. I loved to talk to her. We sometimes got so loud at Evergreen The staff would come to my Mom and Donna's...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sandy Harper - Battle Creek, MI

“RIp Donna, I enjoyed the years we played volleyball together. You were sooo much fun. Love you will miss you. Kim ( Art) Coats ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Kimberly coats - Friend


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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.