Donna Rae Orrell
Donna Rae Orrell
  • September 18, 1942 - March 16, 2017
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas

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Our beloved Donna Rae Sinerius Garner Orrell, 74, of Hot Springs, passed peacefully on March 16, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born in 1942, the child of Fredrick H. Sinerius and Eleanor M. Sinerius of Butte, Montana. Donna came to the Hot Springs area in 1960, residing here the remainder of her life.

Donna has been married to Floyd Orrell for most of their lives. She was the motivating force in their family businesses. Donna was the bookkeeper and manager for a glass company and a salvage yard among many other business endeavors while Floyd pursued a career with the Hot Springs Police Department and the family businesses.

Donna leaves her husband, Floyd Orrell, and one sister Kathy B. Richardson (Robert) of Hot Springs. Her children are Debbie Chamberlin (David) of Siloam Springs, Floyd R. “Randy” Orrell (Diana) of North Carolina, David P. Garner of Hot Springs , Becky Garner Nooner (John) of Hot Springs, Danny Garner (predeceased), Sabrina Orrell Heathcoat (Jim), Floyd F. “Sonny” Orrell. Her grandchildren are Candice VanDee, Charles “CJ” Knabe Jr, Cassi Kemp, Trevor Sheets, Raechal Garner, Miranda Orrell, Meridith Orrell, Jeremy Chamberlin, Jake Chamberlin, Nathan Chamberlin, Anna Heathcoat, and Luke Heathcoat. Numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Donna had numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws. She was a faithful and devoted Jehovah Witness. Donna was active in spreading Jehovah God’s word through her life and the ministry. We wish to give our most sincere thank you for the great care given by National Park ICU staff, Arkansas Hospice, Dr. Lefler, Dr. Chinn, Dr. Wright, Dr. Tauth, and Dr. Minor.

Donna always accepted people and made them feel special. She left a trail of broken hearts with her departure. Donna had a true servants heart, caring for those around her at all times. She will always be the rock of our family and our guiding light.

An open memorial for Donna will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 225 Marion Anderson Road, Hot Springs, AR. 71913, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family is asking that a donation is made to the American Heart Association and that you tell someone you love them.

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