Donna Jean Tilman, 47, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Penrose St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs.
She was born on Nov. 1, 1966 in Warrensburg, daughter of Donald Glenn and Dorothy Jean Thomas Thornton. She was married on April 21, 1984 in Sedalia to Carl Edwin Tilman and he survives of the home. Donna graduated from Green Ridge High School. She attended Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs. She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia. Donna was a member of the International Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. She helped start up the local Colorado Springs Chapter of the Kappa Zeta, where she served as the education director until her illness. She loved the time that she spent with her family.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters Heather Reed and her husband Daniel of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Hannah Tilman of the home, two sons: Nicholas Tilman of Spokane, Washington, Nathaniel Tilman of the home, Father and Stepmother: Donald Glenn and Janice Thornton of Sedalia, Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law Ken and Doris Tilman of Green Ridge, one sister: Sandra Rodewald of Cypress, Texas, one brother: Michael Thornton of Sweet Springs, two grandchildren: Bruce Reed and Kalvin Tilman, two nieces: Emily and Elizabeth Rodewald. She was preceded in death by her mother: Dorothy Jean Kropp.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 with Rev. Chris Kellogg, preaching and Rev. Andrew Tessone, officiating.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jerry Thomas, Dennis Thornton, Randall Thornton, Michael Thornton, Jerry Davis and Christopher Rodewald.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Tillman, Nathaniel Tilman, Heather Reed, Hannah Tilman, Bruce Reed, Kalvin Tilman, Emily Rodewald and Elizabeth Rodewald.
Burial will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Warrensburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home concluding with a prayer service.
The family suggest memorials to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home. You may leave condolences online at ewingschuttesemlerfh.com.