Donna M. Wise

Donna M. Wise, 82, of Mt. Pleasant, died Thursday, February 9, 2023 at her residence.

Friends may call from 12 Noon to 8 PM on Tuesday, February 14 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM Tuesday evening. . A private family funeral service will be held with Pastor Gary Van Nyhuis, Associate Pastor, Faith Christian Outreach Church officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.

Those considering an expression of sympathy in lieu of flowers may direct memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be directed to

Donna was born June 26, 1940 in Kirksville, MO. She was the daughter of Francis Marion and Beulah Mae (Moore) Toney. She moved with her family to Burlington, IA in 1945. Donna graduated from Burlington High School in 1958. On May 10, 1971 in Burlington, Donna was united in marriage to Leslie A. Wise. Mr. Wise died November 3, 1993.

For over 20 years, Donna was a Production Supervisor of the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown.

Donna was very active in Veterans Auxiliary Organizations. She was a member and served in every officer position of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post #2561 and the American Legion Robert Tribby Post #58. She served as a flag bearer for the Henry County Honor Guard. She served as the Department President of AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary for the state of Iowa.

Donna collected and had a love for antiques. With her husband, she was an antique business. In her spare time, she loved to watch westerns, both movies and shows and read western novels. She also read and studied military history. A gifted seamstress, she made many quilts. Donna was also a cancer survivor, having survived several different types of cancer.

Those thankful for sharing in Donna’s life include her daughter, Linda Dodd of Bonaparte, IA; 2 grandchildren – Daniel Dodd and Jessica Dodd; 7 great grandchildren – Allivia (Colton) Moore, Trisha Shepherd, Jaxson Gallup and Tristan, Kaylin and Bradlee; and 2 great great grandchildren Diem and Dessa Moore;

Her parents, husband, sister Mary Calhoun, brothers Glen and Donald Toney, a granddaughter, Cassandra Dodd and a great great granddaughter, Nora Mae Moore, precede Donna in death.