Dr. Donna L. Commons

November 20, 1939 ~ July 28, 2018 (age 78)

Dr. Donna L. Commons, age 78, of Hays, KS, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at her home. She was born on November 20, 1939 in Baxter Springs, KS to Randolph and Nola (Turrentine) Commons.

Dr. Donna was a lifetime educator. She served in all capacities from teaching Kindergarteners to college students. She held different positions from administrative, secretarial to becoming a Principal and a Professor. Her passion for teaching impacted many students throughout her career. Among teaching, she had a love for the arts. She had collected many different forms of art.

Survivors include her two sons, Dustin & Doug Boshart of Hays; and a brother, Randy Commons and his wife Sue of Baxter Springs, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Kenny & Tom Commons.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 5-8:00 PM at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.

A visitation will then take place in her hometown of Baxter Springs at Derfeldt’s Baxter Chapel, 328 E. 12th Street, Baxter Springs, KS 66713 on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 2-5:00 PM. Cremation will follow after the visitation with inurnment taking place a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265. Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home.

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 Arrangements are by Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.

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