The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 9, 2013

Donna G. Cauthorn

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — Donna G. Cauthorn, age 74, of Clinton, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation will be held Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pape Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at

Donna was born on April 17, 1938, in Winterset, IA, the daughter of Melvin and Dorothy (Mapes) Richardson. She married William Cauthorn on March 9, 1958, in Eldora, IA; he died in 2011. She was a homemaker and baby-sat children in her home for over 50 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served on the social committee and the nursery. Donna was a member of T.O.P.S. for over 20 years where she was their weight recorder. She enjoyed doing ceramics, crafts and sewing.

Donna is survived by her four children: Connie Cauthorn, William Cauthorn, Joni Lambert and Karen Cauthorn, all of Clinton; seven grandchildren: Will, Shaun, Amanda, Casey, Kylie, Brionna and Brooke; a brother, Gene (Sandy) Richardson of Nevada, IA; two sisters, Dora (Larry) McClelland and Debra (Terry) Huff, both of Farmington, MO; and a half brother, Jerry Richardson of Glenwood, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.    

Death date: Feb. 8, 2013