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Donnie Gardner

Donnie GardnerMay 1, 1946     ~     November 14, 2010

Donnie C. Gardner, 64, Cave City, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green. A native of Barren County, she was a daughter of William and Nell Edwards Hensley. She was a retired employee of 17 years with Barren County Schools, where she had been a Latin facilitator and a media center assistant at Barren County Middle School. She was a member of the Columbia Avenue Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, survivors include one son, Kevin Gardner and wife, Glenna, of Cave City; two daughters, Wendi Jamison and husband, Scott, of Birmingham, and Lindsay Howell and husband, Geordon, of Bowling Green; four grandchildren, Tyler, Kyle, Jordan and Grant Gardner; three sisters, Connie Vernon, Loretta Glass and Karen Garrison; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. “Jimmy” Gardner.

Mrs. Gardner chose cremation. Memorial services will be held 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Guest Register

21 Entries for Donnie Gardner

  1. Linda Morris says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless

  2. amanda smith monroe says:

    Lindsay, You may not remember me but we went to school together. Your mom was a very sweet and loving person. I know how it feels to loose your mom and I know the pain that you are in. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Judy Scott says:

    Dear Dear Loved Ones of Donnie,
    She was truly a jewell.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Judy Scott

  4. Margaret Wisdom and Family says:

    We are praying that God will ease the pain of your loss. Our sincere condolences,
    The Wisdom Family

  5. JudyDuane Tennant/ says:

    Kevin, Sorry to learn of Donnie’s passing! She was always so gratious, kind, and pleasant! May these memories be a consolation in her passing. You/your family are in our thoughts/prayers. May God’s blessings be on you!!! Love, Duane Tennant

  6. Kathie Howell says:

    Lindsay, Wendi and Kevin,
    Your lovely mother and I felt as though we had known each other as soon as we met. We both knew how fortunate we were to share the joy of our childrens’ college graduation, and then the happiness of their wedding. Donnie was a beautiful lady; she showed the strength and gentleness of her character as she faced the uncertainty of her failing health with such peace. I hope you will find comfort in the knowledge that she was loved by so many for her kind spirit. All the Howell family send our deepest sympathy to you all.

  7. Moria (Scott ) Painter says:

    You are all in my prayers.

  8. Mike and Charlotte Steenbergen says:

    Our hearts go ou to you in the passing of your mom. She was truly one of the kindest people I have ever known. May God comfort you as only He can. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days to come!

  9. Carolyn & Richard Chambers says:

    Your Mother and I went to school together and Richard did electrical work for your Dad many times. I can’t think of a more soft spoken, kind, gracious lady than your lovely Mother. She was truly one of a kind. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

  10. Allen Walker says:

    Kevin,. Your mom was a very sweet and loving person. I know how it feels to loose your mom and I know the pain that you are in.She was one of Shirley’s and myselfs favorite people at church. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.I am so sorry for your loss.

  11. Charlotte Shirley says:

    Glenna & Kevin and family
    So sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing – I know that she had struggled for many months. But just knowing that God has her enveloped in His merciful and gracious arms gives peace and comfort. May you have that peace and comfort surrounding you during the days ahead.
    I am in Colorada and am sorry I cannot be there with you, but know that I love each of you and will be praying for you.

  12. Amanda (Gillon) McCord says:

    Kevin, Wendy and Lindsey,
    Your Mom was a wonderful person and truly will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you all in this time of sorrow. God Bless
    Amanda McCord

  13. Vickie Edwards Stephens says:

    My prayers are with you all. Your mother’s sweet smile and kindness will be missed. I regret that I am traveling out of town and cannot be with you, but please know you are in my thoughts.
    Vickie Stephens

  14. Kathy Coomer Proffitt says:

    Kevin, Wendi & Lindsay,
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother will always be remembered for her kindness. She will be greatly missed.

    Doug & Betty Faye Coomer, Terry and Kathy Proffitt

  15. Emily Kinslow says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mrs. Gardner was my Latin facilitator and made my middle school days so much brighter being in her class every day. I used to always make sure I stopped to see her when I went back to the middle school after I left. She was always such a joy and always had a smile on hand. I’ll miss her greatly.

  16. Yvonne Norris Bartley says:

    My prayers are with your entire family. I don’t think I’ve ever known a sweeter, kinder person than Donnie! She will be truly missed.

  17. Bonita (Bonnie) Dyer Elmore says:

    Dear Family, Your Mom was one of the sweetest and most gentle persons I have ever known. We were in the same GHS graduating class and I am saddend to hear of Donnie’s passing. Our class loved and appreciated her and her sweet personality. .

  18. Leslie & Wanda Kinslow says:

    Kevin, Wendi, Lindsey and families, We are so sorry for your loss. Donnie was one of the sweetest, most gentle persons we’ve ever known. She was such a kind person and will be missed greatly. Even though she did not graduate with Jimmy and our class, we felt she was a part of our group. May God be with each of your during this time of sorrow. God bless you.

  19. Ellen Kerley (Mrs. James Ed Kerley) says:

    My late husband and Donnie’s late husband were 1st cousins and grew up together. Even after Jim moved to Tennessee then North Carolina he had wonderful memories of Jimmie and after they married, memories of Donnie. Every time we were able to come to Glasgow, Donnie was a gracious hostess and a truely lovely person. The last time we were there she joined us for dinner telling us new of the family news and friends. Her obvious love of her family showed as she almost glowed when talking of them.

    After my husband died Donnie sent me a wonderful book and a CD, both of which were greatly appreciated. She was one of a kind and will be missed by everyone that knew her.

  20. Mona (Handy) Benotti says:

    May God ease your pain and help you to come through this difficult time.

  21. Winn (Adkins) Wilmoth says:

    Your mother and I were classmates at GHS “64. Donnie was a kind and thoughtful friend. My condolences to the family.
    Winn (Winifred Adkins) Wilmoth