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Donna M. Cruz

January 15, 1954 December 2, 2018
Donna M. Cruz
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Obituary for Donna M. Cruz

Donna Cruz, 64, of Parsons, died at 8:59 a.m., Sunday, December 2, 2018 in the emergency room of Labette Health in Parsons.
She was born January 15, 1954, in Greensburg, to Raymond and Vida (Burnett) Carpenter. She grew up and graduated from Greensburg High School. She later attended Ft. Hays State College.
Donna came to Parsons in 1982. She and Jerry Cruz were married in Parsons on June 25, 1988. She had worked as a dispatcher for the Parsons Police Department and the Labette County Sheriff’s office.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Her many interests included sewing, quilting, cross-stitching and making jewelry. She loved being with children and especially her grandson, Shane.
Donna is survived by her husband, Jerry; a son, Cameron, a daughter Shelby Cruz and a grandson, Shane, all of Parsons; two brothers, David Carpenter, of West Virginia and Gary Carpenter, of Newton; a sister, Lena Baugh, of Hillsboro and many members of the Cruz family.
Her parents preceded her in death. Her mother died November 25, one week before Donna’s passing.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the First Baptist Church, with Pastor Travis Ball officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to an education fund for her grandson, Shane. Checks should be made to Jerry Cruz and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online messages may be left at

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6:00 PM 12/6/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/6/2018 8:00:00 PM
Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons

112 North 26th Street
Parsons, KS 67357

Carson-Wall Funeral Home Parsons
112 North 26th Street Parsons 67357 KS
United States

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10:30 AM 12/7/2018 10:30:00 AM
First Baptist Church in Parsons

1621 Main Street
Parsons, AR 67357

First Baptist Church in Parsons
1621 Main Street Parsons 67357 AR
United States

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Memorial Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

21039 Ness Road
Parsons, AR 67357

21039 Ness Road Parsons 67357 AR
United States

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