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Donna Lou Hood

August 19, 1932 — April 29, 2024

Donna Lou Hood née Myers, of Rushville, NE, died Monday, April 29, 2024 at Gordon Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family, following a short illness. Born August 1932 in Rushville, NE to Roy and Edna Myers, Donna married Kenneth Hood at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rushville on June 19, 1955. The couple lived in rural Alliance, NE, for 15 years prior to returning to Rushville in November of 1969.   


A graduate of Rushville High School, Donna taught at several rural schools prior to marriage. A lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rushville, Donna served in the Ladies Aid and many other church related activities. Also an avid reader, Donna always had a book and her daily devotions queued up on her Kindle.


Out of all the memberships, activities and groups Donna was involved with, her favorite role was being called ‘grandma’. A loving grandmother, her six grandkids have countless fond memories including cooking their favorite dishes and tending a large garden with her. Donna was her grandkids number one fan and biggest supporter. She was often found attending sporting events, dance 

recitals, 4H-activities and had many photos of her grandkids filling spaces throughout her house.


Survivors include two daughters, Alice (David) Otte, of Gordon (NE), A and Rhonda (Jim) Seybert of Arroyo Grande (CA); one son, Neal (Cathy) Hood of Gordon (NE); her six grandchildren, Aaron Otte of Idaho Springs (CO), Noelle Seybert of Denver (CO), Kayla Otte of Denver (CO), Taylor Hood of Rushville, Samuel Hood of Gordon, and Matthew Hood of Gordon.


She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Hood, her parents Roy and Edna Myers, and her siblings Eleanor Moore, and Kenneth Myers.


Services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rushville on Friday, May 3 at 10am. 


Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Rushville following the service. The family invites you to join them for lunch at the American Legion in Rushville following the burial service.   


Pallbearers will be Donna’s six grandchildren, Aaron, Noelle, Kayla, Taylor, Samuel, and Matthew.   


The family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rushville or Gordon Memorial Hospital in Gordon, NE and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366 Gordon, NE 69343.


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Friday, May 3, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

419 S Main St, Rushville, NE 69360

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