Donna Mae Little, daughter of Joseph and Elsie Little was born on Oct. 1, 1932 and died on March 26, 2020 at the Rowley Masonic Home in Perry, IA at the age of 87.


Due to current restrictions on gatherings, the family is not having a public memorial at this time, but a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


Donna was married to Leon McDowell on May 6, 1951 at the Christian Church in Perry. They lived their entire lives in Perry and were very proud to call it their home.


Donna worked for 33 years at Perry Community Schools which she truly enjoyed and where she made lifelong friends.


After she and Leon retired, they both worked part-time at the Hastings Funeral Home and the friendship with Chuck and Dina - and their family - was a blessing for many years.


Donna enjoyed playing cards, working at the church and was a longtime volunteer at both the Lutheran Home and the Masonic Home.


She was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Harold and Duane, husband Leon, and granddaughter Erica.


Donna is survived by 2 children - daughter DiAnn Martin of NC (and Dan), and son Danny (and Kim) of AZ - as well as 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 1 great-grand granddaughter.


Memorials can be directed to St. Croix Hospice, First Christian Church or Rowley Masonic Home.