Donner nee Thoming, Neona Enid

Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM with rosary service at 7:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair, MO

St. Clare Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to St. Clare Catholic Charities.


Neona Enid Donner, known to all as Enid, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on January 31, 2017, having reached the age of ninety-two years, six months and nineteen days. Enid was born in Goodland, KS, daughter of Ernest William Thoming, known to most as William, and Cora Thoming nee Roussin. On May 11, 1946, she was united in marriage to Raphael Joseph Donner, known to all as Ray, and they were blessed to have sixty-six years together.

Enid is survived by two brothers, Earl Thoming and wife, Marilyn, of Aurora, CO, and Leroy Thoming, known to all as Lee, and wife, Joann, of Tucson, AZ; by her special niece and nephew, Jerry and Jim Donner of Union, MO; by her great-nephew and nieces that she referred to as her grandchildren, Tony Hanneken, Paula Dell and Pam Morgan; by many nieces and nephews, including Roger Thoming of St. Clair, MO and Dianna Brown of Warrensburg, MO, by great, great-great and great-great-great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Enid was preceded in death by her parents, William and Cora Thoming; by her husband, Ray Donner, and by two brothers, Glenn and John Thoming.

Enid was Christian and member of St. Clare Catholic Church in St. Clair, MO. She was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella, St. Clair Circle 1082, and the Ladies Sodality at the church. Enid was a outgoing person and also a past member of Royal Neighbors of America and the Rebekah Lodge in St. Clair. During her working years, she was employed at the International Shoe Company in St. Clair and when it closed she worked at Carmo Shoe Factory in Union, MO. Enid was passionate about making ceramics and started her own business, Enid's Ceramics, which she ran out of her home for thirty three years. She enjoyed doing crafts of all kinds and continued to embroidery quilt blocks throughout her life. Enid's first priority was caring for Ray, and she never tired of this task. She loved her nieces and nephews dearly and cherished the time they spent together.

A devoted and loving sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great, great-great, great-great-great-aunt, cousin and friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, February 3, 2017, with rosary service led by Father Eric Kunz at 7:00 PM, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO, Funeral mass was held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. Clare Catholic Church with Father Bob Knight officiating. Interment was in the St. Clare Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to Catholic Services of St. Clair, MO.