Donnie Jaye Benton1939 - 2022 (83 years)
Name Donnie Jaye Benton Birth 8 Mar 1939 Lakeway, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Gender Female Death 7 May 2022 Yellville, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA
- Donnie Jaye (Benton) Ziegler, age 83, of Yellville, Arkansas departed from this life on May 7, 2022, to be with the Lord. Donnie and her twin sister were born on March 8, 1939, in Lakeway, Arkansas to Floyd and Myrtle (Baughman) Benton. At the age of fourteen, Donnie and her family moved to Yakima, Washington where her dad found work to provide for his family. Three years later on June 17, 1956, she married Fay Zeigler. In the early 60s, Fay and Donnie moved back to Arkansas where they bought a farm in Lakeway and raised their three children. She worked right alongside her husband clearing their land, running the farm, and raising the children. They lived on the same piece of land and were married for fifty-five years until Fay's passing in 2011. Donnie was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She worked at the Baxter County Lab in Mountain Home, Arkansas for 31 years. After retirement, she dedicated her time to spending time with her family, helping Fay on the farm, and watching her grandkids. Donnie or as many knew as ''Granny,'' was always putting others first. She was the rock in the family. You could always go to Granny for advice and she would pour out her love and support. She would lovingly invite you into her home and feed you. If you ever had the opportunity to eat at her table and had her fried deer meat, beans, and cornbread, you were blessed. You could always count on Granny to bring sandwiches, goodies, and pop for lunch to the hay fields during hay season. She always made sure you had something to eat. When she wasn't tending to the home, cooking, or watching her grandkids, you could find her enjoying her favorite pastime, working on her next quilting project, sewing, hemming shirts, and dresses, or patching everyone's jeans. She was involved in her kid's and grandkids' lives. She rarely missed a ball game, rodeo, or anytime her family was practicing playing music. She was always there in the front row encouraging them and showing her love and support. She was her family's number one fan. Donnie lived a very blessed life. Her relationship and faith in Jesus Christ were strong and unwavering. She was a devoted Christian and raised her family to love the Lord. She was very much loved and will be greatly missed. Donnie leaves behind two daughters; Vickie Zeigler Sims (Terry) of Harrison, Arkansas and Lisa Zeigler Davenport (Gordon) of Yellville, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Lindsey Simms Rocole (Mike) of Harrison, Arkansas; Jordan Sims Cargill (Ben) of Dallas, Texas; Leah Davenport Swanson (Travis) of Yellville, Arkansas and Will Davenport (Hannah) of Yellville, Arkansas; five great-grandchildren: Reid Rocole, Amberly Swanson and Coy, Hank and Lance Davenport; her younger sister, Debby Nordberg (Steve) of Yakima, Washington; and her younger brother Jim Benton (Ria) of Cape Coral, Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Myrtle (Baughman) Benton; husband, Fay Zeigler; son Tony Fay Zeigler; oldest sister Joy Goodrich; and twin sister Connie Robertson. Serving as pallbearers will be: Gordon Davenport, Terry Sims, Will Davenport, Travis Swanson, Bert Benton and Bob Davenport.
Burial Peel Cemetery, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Fay & Donnie Jaye (Benton) Zeigler
Donnie was the daughter of Floyd & Myrtle (Baughman) Benton.
Person ID I21480 My Genealogy Last Modified 8 May 2022
Father Floyd Benton Mother Myrtle Baughman Family ID F18384 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Fay Zeigler, b. 18 Dec 1933, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA d. 8 Aug 2011, Mountain Home, Baxter Co, Arkansas, USA (Age 77 years) Marriage 17 Jun 1956 Yakima Co, Washington, USA Children 1. Connie M. Zeigler, b. 8 Mar 1939, Lakeway, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA d. 7 May 2015, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA (Age 76 years) 2. Joy Zeigler 3. Tony Fay Zeigler, b. 6 Jun 1960, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA d. 22 Nov 1991, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA (Age 31 years) 4. Vicki Zeigler 5. Liza Zeigler Family ID F7965 Group Sheet | Family Chart Last Modified 8 May 2022
Event Map Birth - 8 Mar 1939 - Lakeway, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA Burial - - Peel Cemetery, Peel, Marion Co, Arkansas, USA = Link to Google Earth