Donna Jean Cox, 76 of Springfield, passed away peacefully in her home on January 31, 2023.

Donna was united in marriage to Richard on August 9, 1964, at Schweitzer United Methodist Church, and they were blessed with four children, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Donna retired from Walmart on west Sunshine after 26 years of dedicated service. She was a beloved department manager who served countless employees and customers with kindness and respect.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Betty Perdue; husband, Richard Cox; and brother, Michael Perdue. She is survived by her children, Betty Palmer, Wendy Jones and husband Jamie, Tammy Cox and life partner Shannon Shank, Richard Cox and wife Erica; grandchildren, Kristin, Wesley, Christopher, Jacob, Josie, Raven, Cierra, John; great grandchildren, Hunter, Cody, Anna Lee, Bowen; brother, Jim Perdue and wife Linda; sister, Gail Boatman; and a very special family friend, Nancy Service.

A private, invitation-only, memorial service is currently being planned by the family.

Services are being coordinated by Greenlawn Funeral Home.

Donations can be made in Donna’s memory to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri (3161 West Norton Road, Springfield, MO 65802, 417-833-2526).