Obituary-Donna Girton

Donna (Bloyd) Girton was born on September 21, 1929, at Lincoln KS, then moved to the Bennington rural area. Her parents were Laurence and Myrtle (Hendrickson) Bloyd. She was the 4th in a family of 5. There were 2 older brothers, Dean and Dale, two sisters, Bonnie Walston and younger sister Wanda Schnelle of Mami Oklahoma.

She married her High School sweetheart Everett Girton. They graduated from Bennington High School and were married on November 25, 1948, at Colton California. Donna graduated from Brown Mackie College and worked as a bookkeeper at Salina Electric Fixture & Supply. They lived 2 years in Colton California, 4 years in Salina where Everett leased Kent’s Service Station. They moved to Wakefield in 1954 and started Girton Propane, then moving to Clay Center in 1964. Donna did bookkeeping all her life. She came to know the Lord at age 9. Donna and Everett enjoyed teaching Sunday School, leading mission trips and being youth sponsors at Mizpah, The United Methodist Church and The Baptist Church. She volunteered 15 years at The Lighthouse for Christ, making many friends and serving the Lord. Everett passed away in 2005, being married 59 years. Her joy was in her two children Barry and Kathy. She especially loved her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and being a part of their lives. She loved gardening, reading, swimming and sewing. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The last few years she attended the Catholic Church with Grandson Brad and family. The time she lived at the Presbyterian Manor she had many caring friends. Praying daily for so many people.  Donna is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sister, son-in-law Kent Wilder and Great Granddaughter Jewel Wilder.

Survivors include Sister Wanda Schnelle, Son, Barry Girton and companion Laurie Clark, Daughter, Kathy Wilder, 5 Grandchildren – Bradly Girton and wife Catherine, Julie Frigon and husband Chad, Karla Fickes and husband Nick, Jody Savener and husband Phil, and Kyle Wilder and wife Crystina.  Also, 15 Great Grandchildren — Everett M Girton, Emma Girton, Josi Frigon, Logan Fickes, Elisabeth Girton, Jericho Frigon, Jenna Fickes, Eisaac Girton, Sabrina Wilder, James Wilder, Isabel Wilder, Oliver Wilder, Aliza Wilder, Nehemiah Wilder and Edmund Wilder.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clay Center.

Visitation will be 4-7 PM Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at the First Presbyterian Church

Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse or The Lighthouse for Christ.

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