Donna Darlene (Deschand) Bartley, 91, died Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Villages of Jackson Creek, Independence, MO. She was born January 12, 1931, the youngest daughter of Eli Joseph and Eva Lena (Chayer) Deschand.
After graduating from Miltonvale Rural High School, Miltonvale, KS, she was married to Bernice Alan Bartley, Jr. They were wed on September 1, 1949 in Aurora, KS. They were blessed with three children; Dallas Lynn, Berna Dee, and Lena LoRee. She resided most of her life in the Blue Springs, MO area with exception of the time they spent in Pewaukee, WI, Downers Grove, IL, and Grape Vine, TX. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Miltonvale, KS, St. Anthony’s of the Lake, Pewaukee, WI, and St. John LaLande Catholic Church, Blue Springs, MO. She was an active member of the Altar Society in all of the churches. In her later years she enjoyed spending time at Vesper Hall in Blue Springs, MO. Donna was a loving wife, mother, and Homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, painting, crocheting and playing cards. She will be remembered for her love for her family, her affection for babies and children, and her devotion to her Catholic Faith.
Donna was preceded in death by her son Dallas Lynn, grandson Travis Scott White, as well as two sisters, Marjorie Bulleigh and Doris Shoyer. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Bernice Alan Bartley, daughters Berna Dee Calcutt and husband William, Lena LoRee Stephens and husband Tom, five grandsons, Brandon (Sarah), Paxton, and Desmond (Amanda) White, and Kyle and Preston Stephens, as well as seven great-grandchildren, Natalie Ray, Landon, Adeline, Asher, Skylar, Hanna, and Brooke.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30, with Parish Rosary to be recited at 10:30 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2022, all at St. John LaLande Catholic Church, 805 NW R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015. Burial will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Miltonvale Cemetery, Miltonvale, KS at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Donna’s memory are suggested to St. John LaLande Catholic Church, https://stjohnlalande.com or to The American Cancer Society, http://donate3.cancer.org/ Memories of Donna and words of comfort for her family may be shared at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.