Donna Mildred (Moore) Ellis Kirth, 1940–2019

Donna Mildred (Moore) Ellis Kirth 

Donna Mildred (Moore) Ellis Kirth went to be with her Lord and Savior on Dec. 20, 2019 as she was surrounded by her family. She was 79 years old. Donna was born in Porterville on July 3, 1940 and later moved to Lindsay with her parents, F.M. “Mack” Moore, whose children called him Poppa, Mildred Bishop Moore, whose children called her Nonie, and her sister Janice Moore Bedwell.  

She graduated from Lindsay High School in 1958. Donna met her husband, Autry Ellis, there and they were married in 1959. Autry & Donna had four daughters, Amy Canning Raymond, Deena Reagan, Betsy Greer and Joy Ellis. Grammy Madonna had 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Donna is also survived by one nephew, Jay Bedwell, and one niece, Angie Bedwell Smithpeters.

Donna married Jack Kirth in 1978 and had a step-daughter Sandy Kirth Baggs, a nephew Max Cooper, and a dear sister-in-law Terri Kirth Cooper.  

Donna loved to write poems and children’s stories. She also enjoyed cooking and collected cook books. Donna loved cats and they loved her!

Donna was preceded in death by her brother Darrell Moore.

Donna’s beautiful skin was donated to the American Cancer Society for reconstructive surgeries. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 at Lindsay First Baptist Church, 581 E. Honolulu St.

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