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Donna J. (Armer) Mooney, 59, resident of Tri-Lakes, and formerly of Albion, died on Monday, Aug. 13, peacefully with family by her side, at Parkview North Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Mooney had been in declining health for the last year.
She was born on Nov. 8, 1952, in King City, Calif., and was the daughter of Dorothy (Shankle) and Zelbert Lee Armer.
She graduated high school in 1971, in Paso Robles, Calif., and married Barry Mooney in June, 1973. He passed away in 2002.
Mrs. Mooney was a homemaker most of her life as her and her husband chased oil fields across the western half of the U.S.
Later in life she worked in the food service industry. Mrs. Mooney was a current member of the Columbia City Aerie Eagles Lodge 1906.
Donna enjoyed many things in her life, some of them being camping, traveling, arts and crafts, being with family and friends and especially spending time with her grandkids, nieces and nephews.
She was always present at sporting and school events, and made a wonderful Den Mother when her grandchildren were going through Cub Scouts in Wolf Lake. She will always be remembered for her smile and caring nature, always putting others needs before her own.
Surviving relatives include Barry Jr. and Jaime Mooney of Albion, Jason Mooney of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; a daughter, Yvette Mooney of Tri-Lakes; four grandchildren, Kaleb and Connor Mooney of Albion, and Andrea and Alyssa Mooney, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Other Survivors include brothers, David Armer of Etna, Larry Armer, of Tri-Lakes, Wesley Armer of Yuma, Colo. and sisters, Madeline Armer of Lincoln, Mont., Pamela Armer of Yuma Colo. and her mother-in-law, Anna Mooney in Bache, Okla.
She is also survived by several brothers and sister-in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews spread across the country.
She also leaves behind countless friends that she always considered to be family.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mooney was preceded in death by both of her parents; one brother, Zelbert Armer Jr. and one nephew, David Armer Jr.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at the Columbia City Eagles Lodge from 1 to 4 p.m.
There is no visitation and burial of ashes. That will take place privately at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services in Fort Wayne.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help offset expenses.