Donita Claire Waples, 63, of West Burlington, passed away at Kensington Assisted Living, Ft. Madison, on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
The daughter of Donald and Betty (Solberg) Uehle, Donita was born on December 3, 1957 in Battle Creek, Iowa. She was a 1976 graduate of Maple Valley High School, and a 1978 graduate of Western Iowa Tech in computer programming. She married Steve Waples on August 12, 1978 and the couple resided in Sioux City, Iowa and Redmond, Washington before moving to Cedaire Hills outside Middletown, Iowa in 1994, where they lived for 22 wonderful years.
Donita was first and foremost a Mom. She loved any activity with her kids, whether musical, theatrical, educational, or sports related. Her work career included legal assistant, computer programmer, HR benefits administrator, Creative Memories Consultant, and teacher’s assistant at Danville Schools for kids on the autism spectrum.
Donita was an avid scrapbooker, documenting her own family history, childhood activities and milestones, and preserving vacation memories. She enjoyed assisting other moms with their scrapbooking activities. She loved playing cards with friends and family. She was a devoted fan of the San Antonio Spurs and loved to watch her favorite player, Tony Parker.
Donita is survived by her husband Steve and her two children, Stephanie Brakeville (Conner) of Burlington and Eric Waples of Burlington; her three brothers Ray Uehle of Danbury, Iowa, Howard Uehle of Cedar Falls, and Kevin Uehle of Sioux City; and her beloved cat, Penny. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family extends heartfelt gratitude for the loving care Donita received the last three months from the Kensington staff and assistance this past week from FMCH Hospice.
A Celebration of Life for Donita will be held at 4:00 PM, May 21, 2021 at Elliott Chapel, New London with Pastor Jay Clover officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and refreshments will be served. Social distancing and masks are recommended.
Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com