Donna Jo Scobee Jackson

February 9, 1942 – May 31, 2024

Donna Jackson, 82, of Excelsior Springs, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2024, at Valley Manor Nursing Home. Donna was brought up in the coal mine camp in Elmira, MO, by her grandparents, Dewey and Roxie Bell Scobee. As a girl, her fondest memories were of being a country girl, playing in the woods surrounding The Camp and going to school in the two-room schoolhouse in Elmira. She graduated from Lawson High School in 1960. In her 20s, she was a secretary for several different businesses in Kansas City, including Gustin-Bacon and General Electric. She and her husband of 52 years, John Alburn Jackson, successfully ran United Auto Service in Excelsior Springs for nearly 50 years. Donna had a heart of gold and loved animals, and was known as the “crazy cat lady” by her friends and family. She loved to laugh, read (especially books by her favorite author, Stephen King), watch movies, and spend time with her family.

Donna was preceded in death by her grandparents, multiple brothers, sisters and close aunts and uncles, her husband, John, who passed in 2012, and a baby daughter, Toni Renee.

She will be missed by all she leaves behind, including a son, Greg (Christy) Jackson of Overland Park, Kansas; a daughter, Diana (Matt) Duffy of Smithville, Missouri; a granddaughter, Alex (Tanner) Todd of Oklahoma; a sister, Mary Pritchard of southern Missouri; half-brothers, Ricky (Pat) Mayo of Iowa and David (Lisa) Wyant of Pennsylvania; half-sister, Connie George of Colorado; and brother-in-law, David Jackson of Missouri, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews, including her beloved niece, Nancy Clevenger of Excelsior Springs.

Donna did not want a service, so the family is abiding by her wishes; in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to her favorite charity, Wayside Waifs of Kansas City.

Our Sincere Condolences

We’re so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. We will always remember her for her friendliness, kindness, jovial nature and her immense love for her family. May you be comforted by your precious memories of your mom and in knowing others care.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.
Earl and Linda

I was Donna’s hospice volunteer. In the short time I knew her she was always so sweet and welcoming. I’ll miss her smile. Her loved ones are in my prayers. God bless you all!
Morgan Brown