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Donna Marie Ladd

Cottage Hills | Monday, October 18 2021

Donna Marie Ladd, 70, passed away at 5:41 pm, Monday, October 18, 2021, at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born August 11, 1951, in Jackson, TN, she was the daughter of Jessie and Addie (Gill) Hastings.

Donna had previously been employed as a hotel manager for Motel 6 in Riverside, CA, before retiring and reuniting with her love and passion for cooking and baking for family and friends. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother always sharing a smile or laugh. "Momma" touched the lives of many throughout her life and will be remembered affectionately.

On August 23, 2013, in Abilene, TX, she married Alex Ladd.  He survives.

Surviving also are sons, Daniel Shiplett of Riverside, CA, Dennis Shiplett (Irene Aries) of Dallas, TX; step-sons, Kevin Ladd (Laura Gantt) of Cape Girardeau, MO, Elijah Ladd (Shelly Hurdle) of Many, LA; daughter, Dana McGee of Abilene, TX; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Linda F. Moffitt.

Visitation will be from 2 pm until the time of service at 4 pm, Sunday, October 24 at Marks Mortuary in Wood River.  Pastor Terry Munn will officiate.

Cremation rites will follow the service.

Memorials are suggested to the family for expenses.


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Mark's Mortuary

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