Condolence & Memory Journal

My sincere sympathies and condolences to the friends and family of Daunita during this difficult time. Daunita and my grandmother, Mary Masters, were good friends and talked almost every night on the phone for decades. Daunita shared her sparkle and joy everywhere she went. She was a beacon of light for many and was always very friendly to me without judgment.

I can vaguely remember being held by her at ballgames when I was a baby. Not sure why, but I have foggy memories of this. I remember participating with my folks at the shivaree of either Bobby or Lynn where we all beat on pots and pans and some even shot their guns in the air to make a raucous midnight serenade for the newlyweds. Daunita and Jess always had good candy when my sister and I would trick-or-treat. I remember Daunita as always being cheerful and fun. The light she brought to this world will be greatly missed by many. I am grateful for having had the privilege of knowing such a wonderful person.

Posted by Nathan Clark - Keaau, HI - Friend   January 22, 2016

My deepest sympathy to all of Daunita ' s loved ones. She left a wonderful family as her legacy. May your memories give you comfort.

Posted by Claire Byl - Centerville, IA   January 21, 2016

Sorry to hear about your loss. Condolences go out to the family. She was a very nice lady who always had a smile on her face. Always had time to talk to everybody. She will be missed.

Tony Shriver

Posted by Tony Shriver - Centerville, IA - friend   January 21, 2016

We send our sympathy to the family at this sad time. Daunita was such a kind and generous person. I remember family visits while growing up. Her energy and big smile (and great food) were a wonderful part of every visit. I always enjoyed those times. Being around Daunita made your day a little bit better.

Posted by Brad & Mary Clark - West Des Moines, IA - Family Friend   January 21, 2016

I worked with Daunita in Avon and knew her as a friend through my ex husband's family years before that. She was an amazing and beautiful true lady.
Such an inspiration and a leader in everything she did.
My condolences to her family.

Posted by Melinda Traw-Buchanan - Port Charlotte, FL - Friends   January 20, 2016

I am so sorry to hear this. My Grandma & I bought many Avon products from Daunita! She was a wonderful woman. Always so friendly and happy. Loved visiting with her! Our heartfelt sympathy to the family! May You find peace and comfort in the days to come.

Posted by Kim Coatney - Mystic, IA - Friend   January 20, 2016

Daunita, You have always been like a mother to me, you had such a Loving Heart and always willing to help! I have always been able to talk with you and know that you would listen and give good advice if needed. You always made me feel loved and you always made me feel special! I Love and Appreciate you and will truly miss you!! Marcia

Posted by Marcia - Centerville, IA - Like a Mother to Me   January 20, 2016

Sorry to hear of your mom. She was a very sweet lady and always was a joy to talk to. She always took care of us wrestlers during the season.. She will be deeply missed. my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Posted by Glen Wood - Oskaloosa, IA - Friend   January 20, 2016

I am thinking of you in your sorrow and wishing you comfort in the memories and the love you shared My heart and deepest sympathy goes out to all of you and your families.

Posted by Mary Ann Bond - Centerville   January 19, 2016

Thinking of Megan and all family. Daunita was a wonderful woman!

Posted by Rachael Said - Centerville, IA - Friend   January 19, 2016

So sorry for your loss I'll never forget all the things she would bring to my mom and sister on her Avon visits. A very special lady

Posted by Joe Cormeny - Hills, IA - Friends   January 19, 2016

so sorry for your familys loss she was such a great lady always happy with a smile on her face she always had time to chat for a moment we worked together at walmart when I was 16 and even at that age me and her got along great she could connect with anyone.

Posted by Brandi Exline - Centerville, IA - freind   January 19, 2016

Daunita, you were always the cook, listener and smiler wherever you were. You will be missed.

Posted by Ken and Diana Anderson - Casa Grande, AZ - Casita Verde friends   January 19, 2016


Sending our deepest sympathies to all her family and friends.
So sorry for your loss, in our thoughts and prayers!

Shirley Morlan
& family

Posted by Shirley Morlan - Centerville, IA - friend of family   January 19, 2016

Lynn and Megan, Please know i am thinking and praying for both of you and your families. I was so sorry to hear about your mom (Lynn). I loved her as she was such a special person whenever the girls (Erin, and Sasha) and I would go to Walmart, we would always look her up. She had a great smile, and so happy, i know the girls enjoyed talking with her as she was like another Grandma to them. Please call or maybe sometime we can all meet up half way, and see each other again, i would love that. I have 5 grandkids now, and the 2 little girls are Erin's..... Take care, God Bless, Launa Reed and family.

Posted by Launa Reed - Winterset, IA - Friend of Lynn and Megan   January 19, 2016

Lynn, Megan, and family- Daunita was such a nice person. I remember her well selling Avon and her smiling face at WalMart. She was always so nice to my mom! She was truly one of the kindest and most friendly people in Centerville, and she will be missed. May the Lord's peace be with you all!

Posted by Nina Finch - Centerville - friend   January 19, 2016

To the family you all have my deepest condolences praying for the family.

Posted by Deb Baker - Oklahoma city, OK - friend of daughter/ terry   January 19, 2016

Such a precious soul. She's made a difference in so many lives. Blessings to family and friends.

Posted by Jan Runde - Columbia, MO - Friend   January 19, 2016

So sorry for the loss of this sweet lady had the pleasure of working with her at Wal-Mart years ago.

Posted by Daphne - Cincinnati, IA - friend   January 19, 2016

I remember her too she was a nice lady She alaways did help in in Wal-Mart, she will be miss never be forgotten, I send my thoughts and prayers out too the family,

Posted by Collins Family - Exline, IA - friend of   January 18, 2016

Leave a condolence or a memory.I am so very sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet lady!

Posted by Natalie Felkner    January 18, 2016

So very sorry for your loss. She was one sweet lady. She always put a smile on my face. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

Posted by larry and loretta stufflebeem - centerville, IA - friend   January 18, 2016


She always had a smile on her face and that is how I will remember her. Such a wonderful person and I am happy that she was part of my childhood, memories that I will hold on to tightly in my heart. Love to all of her sweet family. I know you all will miss her dearly.

Posted by Teresa (Van Blaricome) Belt - Arlington, TX - Family Friend   January 18, 2016

It saddens me to hear of her passing.I had the great pleasure of working with her at Walmart. She always had a smile on her face and was nice to everyone.

Posted by Grace Admire - Mystic, IA - friend   January 18, 2016

So sorry to hear! She always sis have a smile for everyone! I was able to see her the end of October, I am praying for her family, including my daughter-in-law.

Posted by Joy Peckham - Franklin - Friend   January 18, 2016

I'm so sorry for the passing of ur Mother Diane,Bob,Lynn...Love & Prayers for u all

Posted by Pat Alston - Newton, IA - Friend   January 18, 2016

So saddened by the news of Daunita passing. She was always such a kind and gentle person. She will be missed by many. Thinking of the family at this time and hoping the good memories help you through.

Posted by Valinda (Oden) Terrell - Kirksville, MO - friend   January 18, 2016

I loved working with Daunita at Walmart, she was a great lady! All the customers loved going threw her check out line.

Posted by Kristy Coatney - centerville, IA - friend   January 18, 2016

I have so many wonderful memories of Daunita, my friend's mother, my Girl Scout leader. What a wonderful, wonderful woman. So happy, helpful, kind. Everyone who knew her must be better for it. My condolences to Lynn and the rest of the family.

Posted by Winona Lawson Whitaker - Centerville, IA   January 18, 2016


Daunita was one of those people you always enjoyed as she was always smiling and had good words for everyone and she knew almost everybody, if she didn't, by the time they got checked out you felt like she knew you. Our condolences to the family, we will have our memories. Margery and John Sandy

Posted by Margery Sandy - Centerville, IA - worked at Walmart with her   January 18, 2016

I remember Daunitas smile. she always was smiling. always friendly. I also would like to send prayers to family. She was a special lady.

Posted by Pennie Hornback - plano, IA - worked with Daunita at walmart   January 18, 2016

I was so sorry to hear this news.She was a very sweet lady.I know she will be missed terribly.God bless and comfort you knowing you will see her sgsin!

Posted by Janie Bailey - Centerville, IA - Friend   January 18, 2016

Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers for this sweet lady, and may your loving memories give you peace.

Posted by Dennis & Beverly Sisul Laurson    January 18, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of Daunitas passing. Murl knew for longer time than I did I worked with her at Wal-Mart old store.i AM sorry for the families loss.Our prayers are with you.

Posted by MARJORIE R .HATFIELD - exline, IA - friend   January 17, 2016

Heartfelt condolences to all the family. I remember this lady well as part of Thirty School community. She will be missed as well as always remembered by many. So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Deborah Kinnamon - Harris, MO - family friend   January 17, 2016