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   Donna Dee Perry, of Knox City, Missouri, died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois, at 67 years of age.

   She was the daughter of De Hone and Roberta Helen Lewis Throckmorton, born October 17, 1939, at Knox City, Missouri.

   Donna Throckmorton united in marriage with Louis G. Perry on June 21, 1958, in Tampa, Florida.

   Donna attended Knox City  grade school until 7th grade.  She continued her education in Florida, attending Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School, and subsequently graduating from Plant High School in Tampa Florida, in 1957. 

   Upon graduation, Donna began work as an office clerk at the Jackson Grain Company.  It wasn’t long however, until she met her future husband, Louis, during a lunch break at a café near her work.  Louis and Donna lived in Florida only months before deciding to return to Missouri, to farm with Donna’s uncle, Howard W. Throckmorton.   

   Donna pursued life with great passion.  She enjoyed gardening, interior decorating, and was a gifted businesswoman.  She not only was a partner with Louis in the daily operations of the farm, but also owned a lucrative purebred dog business.  Above all, she ensured her family and friends received daily care and love.  She was an active member of the Knox City Christian Church and her legacy is the family she left behind.

   Surviving is her husband, Louis G. Perry of Edina, Missouri; three daughters, Laura (Joseph) Pipta of Knox City, Missouri, Rhonda D. (Steven) Schlumpberger of Fallbrook, California and Lucinda Perry and Matthew Jones of St. Louis, Missouri; four grandchildren, Alexandra Rose Pipta and Andrew, Jarod and Ashley Schlumpberger.

   Funeral services were officiated by Reverend Dewayne Wellborn and Father Bill Kottenstette on Friday, July 20, 2007, at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.   Burial followed in the LaBelle Cemetery, LaBelle, Missouri.

   Expressions of sympathy in memory of Donna Dee Perry may be made to American Cancer Society or Hope Lodge in St. Louis, Missouri.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, Missouri, 63537. E-mail condolences may be sent to