Donna Jean Cruse, 78, of Solon, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Mercy Iowa City. Services were held Feb. 4 at Brosh Chapel in Solon. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsville.
Donna was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Tipton, to Gilbert and Iva (Baker) Worby. She married Raymond Cruse on Jan. 24, 1957, in Tipton. She served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
She loved her cats and dogs, gardening, working with her flowers and vacationing out west with her family. Donna was a member of the Polypay Association for over 30 years and the Cedar Valley Rock and Gem Society of Cedar Rapids.
Donna is survived by her children, Debbie (Bruce) Glaspey of Sanford, Fla., Denise (John) Jensen of Tipton, Darren Cruse and fiancée Melissa Halfmann of Marion; three grandchildren, Carrie Koutek (Jonathan), April and Corey; step grandchildren, Emma and Matthew Halfmann, siblings, Fonda Brannaman, Donald (Carol) Worby, Dean Worby, Diane (Steve) Yeggy and David (Valerie) Worby; and several nieces and nephews
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond; a twin daughter, Doreen; and a brother, Darrel Worby.
Memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240.
Online condolences may be expressed to family at www.broshchapel.com.