Donna Trussell

Donna Trussell

Donna Trussell, 82, of Overland Park Kansas, passed away April 11th at home.  Donna was born April 26th, 1938 in Beloit, Kansas. She married William Trussell on June 3rd, 1956. Shortly after they moved to Honolulu Hawaii where Bill served in the Navy for three years.  Four children were born to the union.

After moving around for several years, Donna took up permanent residency in Overland Park Kansas in 1971.  

Donna owned and worked at Mrs. T’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop in Overland Park. She also worked for Venture Department Store. Then for many years she worked for Barney Ashner Homes until she retired in 2010.

Donna is preceded in death by her dad and mom, Leslie and Dortha Parrish, and her sister, Karyl Brandon. Donna leaves four children, Cindy Deamos (Chris), Sheri Lindsey (Carl), and Shawn Trussell all of Overland Park, and Shane Trussell of Lenexa.  Donna also leaves eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. 

Donna was a fighter. She was a survivor of both breast and lung cancer. She enjoyed life and loved to have fun.  She loved to travel and especially loved her tour of Europe, trips to Hawaii, and many trips to Las Vegas with friends and family.  She was a member of the Overland Park Elk’s Lodge for many years.

Donna made friends everywhere she went, and many called her ‘Mom’.  She had a love for life, faith, family, friends, and her dogs.


There will be a Celebration of Life for Donna at the Overland Park Elk’s Lodge – 10201 W. 85th St. Overland Park Kansas on Saturday May 22nd at  2:00 pm.

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions are suggested to Camp Quality of Greater Kansas City or Hospice House of Kansas City.


  1. Merriam Reichle on May 16, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Donna was an amazing woman. I loved her laugh and she always had a smile on her face and a drink in hand. She was very thoughtful and very kind. I will miss her phone calls and seeing her at the Elks Club at the Trussell family gatherings. Peace to all the Trussell family.

  2. John Giesecke on May 11, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    As a long standing member of the ELKS, I can attest to Donna’s loving spirit and true grit. She will be sorely missed. RIP, Donna

    • Janine Smith on May 22, 2021 at 9:25 am

      Peace to the family. Hoping they take comfort in the wonderful memories of Donna.

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