Donna Bottens

August 28, 1941 - January 29, 2017

    Donna J. Bottens, 75, of Beardstown, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
    She was born Aug. 28, 1941 in Ray, the daughter of Herbert H. and Vera I. Ogden Parsano. She married Clifford Bottens on Dec. 26, 1978 at the Browning Church of Christ.
    She is survived by her daughters Bobbie (husband Juan) Picornio of Beardstown, Lisa Bottens of Austin, Texas, Julie (husband Kevin) DeSollar of Rushville, and Mary (husband Randy) Carter of Kansas City; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers Gerald (wife Sharon) Parsano of Atwood, H. Leo (wife Paula) Parsano of Vermont, David (wife Sheri) Parsano of Adair, Ronald (wife Melinda) Parsano of Vermont, Donald Parsano of Vermont, and Brenda (Husband George) Hite of Industry.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Michael Parsano.
    Mrs. Bottens was a homemaker and helped on the family farm.  Donna attended First Christian Church of Beardstown. She gardened for a living but enjoyed relaxing at home in her spare time. She cherished her family and was known as an honest, hardworking woman.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at First Christian Church in Beardstown with Pastor Mike Courson officiating. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.
    Memorials have been suggested to Beardstown First Christian Church.
    Condolences may be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.