Donna Kay (Hignett) Maschmeier, 80, was called to her eternal home on March 9, 2020 at North Texas Medical Center.
Donna was born on February 20, 1940 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma to Roe A. Hignett and Edith Jewel (Nelson) Mathews. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, having raised six children by herself while Gilbert was in Korea and Vietnam. She was a homemaker, sheriff’s office dispatcher and cook. Also, she and Gilbert owned and operated Lanham Tavern in Lanham, Nebraska for many years. Donna loved her family, church and friends. She enjoyed baking and her bible studies. She especially loved fishing and traveling with Gilbert.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Gilbert (Bud) Ernest Maschmeier; son, Gilbert (Buddy) Ernest Maschmeier Jr. and wife, Vickie; daughter, Rebecca Kay (Maschmeier) Blue and husband, Mike; son, Bruce Edward Maschmeier and wife, Jeanne; son, Michael Ray Maschmeier and wife, Ruth; son Bryan E. Maschmeier and wife, Lisa; son, Mark Wayne Maschmeier and wife, Marcie; twenty grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, niece, Debbie and nephews, Steven and Curtis.
Donna was preceded in death by mother, Edith Matthews, father, Roe Hignett, step-father, Clarence Mathews, younger brother, Frank Mathews and older sister, Shirley Woods.
In lieu of flowers donations in Donna’s name may be made to Helping Hands of Faith c/o Faith Lutheran Church 1823 Luther Lane Gainesville, Texas 76240.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.