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Donna Karel (Welborn) Farrar

Donna Karel (Welborn) Farrar, 62, of Bucyrus, KS passed away July 25th at her home. Donna was born March 23, 1956 at Cass County Hospital, Harrisonville, MO to John W. (Jack) Welborn and Carol (Decker) Welborn. On July 24, 1988, Donna was united in marriage to Brant Farrar at the Longview Farm Chapel. Three children were joined to this union, Natasha, Lane and Seth Farrar.

Donna graduated from Pleasant Hill, MO high school in 1974 and served as a cheerleader for 6 years. She received her Associates Degree from Metropolitan Junior College in Kansas City, MO with a degree in merchandising.

She was a Chiefette with the Kansas City Chiefs and led the line for several years. She also owned and operated a Levi store in Lee’s Summit, MO for several years. She was also a big help to her father in the start up of his electrical company, ECA. In addition, she owned and managed several investment properties.

Donna loved to travel and enjoyed trips to France, Rome, Greece, Italy, and Hawaii. She had taken ballet lessons in London.

Her children were her pride and joy and she wholeheartedly took part in the Barstow School, Kansas City, MO where all three children were “lifers”.

Donna was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Pleasant Hill, MO.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Welborn and her grandparents.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Natasha Leanne Stock (Chris), Loch Lloyd, MO; sons, Lane Welborn Farrar (Vanessa), New York, NY, and Seth Andrew Farrar, Kansas City, MO; former spouse, Brant Farrar, Overland Park, KS; step-son, Jason Farrar of Olathe, KS; her mother, Carol Welborn, Loch Lloyd, MO; her sister, Debbie Kolwyck, McAlpin, FL; grandchildren, Ciel and Miller Stock, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Donna’s wishes were to be cremated with her ashes being spread in two of her favorite spots – Jackson Hole, WY, and Maui, HI. Her memorial plaque will be in the Welborn family plot in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, MO.

The family of Donna Karel (Welborn) Farrar will receive friends at a Celebration of Life Visitation from 2 – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hill Education Foundation/Welborn Family Scholarship, and may be mailed to, Jackie Emo, Pleasant Hill School District, 318 Cedar, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080, and/or Alzheimer’s Association, Heartland Chapter, 3846 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208-0076.

11 Messages

  • Jackie L Emo Posted July 27, 2018 4:57 pm

    Oh, Mrs. Welborn, I am so sorry. I know your heart is sad that she is gone from this earth but I know you are rejoicing that her pain is gone. God bless her! She was a beautiful person blessed with many who loved her. May God give you strength and peace in your time of sorrow. We will talk soon but in the meantime, let me know if I can help in any way. Love, Jackie

  • Artina Posted July 27, 2018 9:03 pm

    My sincere condolences for your loss may the God of comfort be with your family during this most difficult time. Please find comfort from these words at 2Corinthians 1:3, 4 and Isaiah 25:8a.

  • Paul and Betty Beason Posted July 28, 2018 10:35 am

    Carol and all of Donna’s family. I have only fond memories of Donna when she was vital part of Pleasant Hill High School. She was a “natural cheerleader” and filled that role with enthusiasm. She leaves a beautiful legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely,

  • ruth fidler garrison Posted July 28, 2018 9:22 pm

    i am so sorry to hear about donna i jave memories of high school in pep club with donna you all ate in my prayers

  • George Gillespie Posted July 29, 2018 10:24 pm

    I am sorry to here of Donna passing. I sat accross from her in study hall she was always helpful with classes I was struggling in.

  • Marla (Woolford) Brown Posted July 30, 2018 3:17 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her sweet family. My memory of Donna is how “full of life” she always was. God bless.

  • Jennifer Woodworth Posted July 30, 2018 7:39 pm

    Mrs. Welborn, I am so sorry for your loss. Donna was a sweet girl and I remember her well. Please know you and your family are in my prayers,

    Jennifer Larimer-Woodworth

  • allen anglin Posted August 2, 2018 2:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss

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