BENKELMAN -- Donna Leigh Baney, 69, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2002) surrounded by her family at their home in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was born May 19, 1933, at Benkelman to Richard "Dick" and Opal (Borchert) Zieke, and attended school in Benkelman. On July 30, 1950, she married Waldo E. Baney and they resided in Benkelman until 1955, when they moved to Phoenix. They returned to Benkelman in July of 1979, when he retired from AirResearch. She was employed at Dundy County Hospital from 1980 to 1995, and again from 1997 to June 30, 1998, when she retired.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Waldo E. Baney of Benkelman; daughters, Julie and husband, John Baumgartner, Shelly and husband, Tony Pina, all of Phoenix; sons, Richard Baney of Benkelman, Kenneth Baney, Wesley Baney, Troy Baney and wife, Sheralee, and Kevin Baney, all of Phoenix; brother, Gilbert Zieke and wife, Marilyn of Phoenix, thirteen grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside inurnment will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Benkelman Cemetery with the Rev. Norman Prather officiating.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be given in her name to the Benkelman United Methodist Church.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman is in charge of arrangements.