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Donna Kay (Putnam) Carpenter

1954 - 2021



Donna Kay (Putnam) Carpenter, 66, of Potomac, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Donna was born on August 18, 1954, in Morgan County, Indiana, the daughter of George “Shorty” and Grace L. “Vernie” (Neff) Putnam.  She married James Carpenter on July 23, 1983, at the #10 Church of Christ.  He survives.

She is also survived by her son- Nicholas Putnam Carpenter-Applegate of Champaign; granddaughter- Angel Applegate; three brother- Bob Drake of Cincinnati, Ohio, William Ray Norman Indianapolis, Indiana and Jon Stotts of Louisville, Kentucky; sister- Stella Patton of Indianapolis, Indiana; and aunt- Bernice Poyer of Collison.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Donna graduated from Armstrong High School, in 1972.  She worked as a florist for several years, as a manager at Brash Flower Shop and later owner/operator of Nature’s Garden that later became Donna’s Flower Shop, in Potomac.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Royal.  Donna was very active in community organizations and she loved helping and giving to the community.  She enjoyed fishing and riding with Jim on the motorcycle.  Donna never knew a stranger and loved her family very much, especially her son.

Cremation rites will be accorded and there will be a memorial service held at a later date.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Donna’s life.  Condolences may be sent to the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Christi Young

May 1, 2021 10:08 PM

I remember meeting here when I was a little girl. Her and her husband knew my parent's pretty well. She was always so very sweet to me and my family. After I became an adult, married my husband, and then we had a our son. She adored him as well. Always saw her her around and definitely enjoyed seeing our son in whatever holloween costume he chose each year. She definitely be missed by us. Prayers and thoughts to all that knew her.

Nikki Armes

May 1, 2021 9:35 AM

Donna Rest In Paridise!! I've know u my whole life. Still can't believe you're gone. I will remember u and your words to me forever. Another angel watching over us. Till we meet again.


April 22, 2021 4:36 PM

We all loved you sooo very much! Im proud to say Iā€™m your granddaughter. Rest in peace lovely šŸ•ŠšŸ’•

Tabitha Powell

April 22, 2021 2:19 PM

May you rest peacefully, Auntie Donna. You were "my pick of the litter" as you always told me I was yours. I know you will watch over Uncle Jim, your precious Nicky, and Your Angel from Heaven as you did on this Earth. Ride on knowing you are loved and your memory will live on. I will cherish your love, laughter, stories, and lessons. Such a blessing to have you as my Aunt. Keep on rockin' till we meet again!

gail potter

April 21, 2021 5:11 PM

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