Donna Gail Steadman

Donna Gail Steadman

Donna Gail Rhodes Steadman, 68, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at her residence.  A life-long resident of Anderson County, Donna was born in Pendleton, SC on October 10, 1951 to the late J.E. Rhodes and Ruth Kelley Rhodes. She was a graduate of Pendleton High School, class of 1969. She was a retired state employee for the S.C. Department of Mental Health and Department of Social Services. Donna is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Bob Steadman, of the home and two daughters, Staci Stein (David) and Kelley Chester (Danny). She was the doting grandma of Everett Stein (19), Molly Stein (15), Brynn Chester (13) and Braedan Chester (11). She is also survived by her younger sister, Debra Winchester. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her older sister, Pat Brissey.  Donna was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, where she served her Lord faithfully. Her many church callings included Seminary teacher, Primary teacher and Primary President, church librarian, and Relief Society counselor. She also served as Primary President for upstate congregations within the Greenville South Carolina Stake. She and her husband, Bob, also served as missionaries working in the Addiction Recovery Program. She also served briefly in the Columbia Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. She worked tirelessly on her family’s ancestral history and genealogical research.  Her greatest works and accomplishments were within her family. Her greatest joys were to see her family faithfully serve the Lord. She treasured her church friends as though they were family.  Donna enjoyed life, loved to be entertained, had a witty sense of humor, and was known for her positive attitude and beautiful smile. She especially loved to travel and enjoyed trips with her “travelling buddies” Barbara, Kitty and Rosemary. She loved decorating for the holidays and searching for flea market treasures.  Donna was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The McDougald Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Friday, November 15 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 412 Hardin Rd., Anderson, SC, with Bishop Byron Dial officiating. Interment will follow ay M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery. Flowers are optional, or memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
October 10, 1951 - November 9, 201910/10/195111/09/2019
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Donna Gail Rhodes Steadman, 68, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at her residence. A life-long resident of Anderson County, Donna was born in Pendleton, SC on October 10, 1951 to the late J.E. Rhodes and Ruth Kelley Rhodes. She was a graduate of Pendleton High School, class of 1969. She was a retired state employee for the S.C. Department of Mental Health and Department of Social Services.Donna is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Bob Steadman, of the home and two daughte...

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