Donna Jean Whitesall

JACKSON — Donna Jean Whitesall, 78, of Jackson, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 21, 2020.

Donna was born in Hancock, on November 7, 1941, to Charles and Ethel Coon.

She was married on September 20, 1975 to Terry Whitesall, and he survives.

She was an amazing wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend, always smiling and always joking. She always put her family first. She worked for Michigan Bell for 33 years, retiring in 1996. She was a 20-year breast cancer survivor.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Delores Whitesall; siblings, Barbara (Addison) Finch, Blanche (Walter) Erickson, Donald (Marlene) Coon, Janet Eddleman, Charlotte (Bob) Olive, Paul Coon, and David Coon; and brothers-in-law, Jim Cartter, Bruce Carle, and Dan Whitesall; also, three nieces and one nephew.

She is survived by her children, Mark Littell, Ethel (Johnnie Rangler, Jr.) Whitesall, and Robert Whitesall; three grandchildren, Morgan Rangler, Emma Little, and Myles Little; siblings, Frank (Idella) Coon, Dorothy Carle, Ralph Coon, Ethel Faye Cartter, Virginia (Kelly) Pinten, Howard (Sharon) Coon, and Shirley (Jake) Skewes; brothers-in-law, Dean Eddleman, and Tim (Pat) Whitesall; sisters-in-law, Denise Whitesall, and Barb (Rudy) Hertlein; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family to help cover expenses.

Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, mitchellfuneral.com.