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Donna Jean (Hays) Stock

October 10, 1945 ~ May 12, 2021 (age 75)


Donna Jean Stock, 75, of Lafayette, passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at Wellbrooke of Westfield. She was born on October 10, 1945, in Lebanon, to Floyd Edgar Hays and Martha Jean (Bryant) Hays Crutchfield.  On October 26, 1963, she married John Stock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort; he preceded her in death on August 12, 2013.

Donna graduated from Frankfort High School in 1963.  Most of her younger years were spent farming in Michigantown with her husband, John.  She also sold radio advertisements at WILO radio and SHINE 99.  She moved to Lafayette in the mid-1980’s where she worked as a realtor/broker.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Frankfort and attended St. Thomas Aquinas in West Lafayette.  She was also a member of State Young Farmer’s Association and Purdue Boilermaker Network, where she served as an officer.

Donna’s interests included camping, reading, traveling, going to garage sales, and attending the Covered Bridge Festival.  She collected vinegar cruets, antiques, and angels.  She enjoyed flower gardening and had the best hostas around.  She followed Purdue Women’s Basketball and was fortunate enough to travel to Europe with the team. She loved her cats, Gracie and Kitty, but above all, she loved spending time with her family and was always present at her grandkids’ activities. 

Donna is survived by her daughter, Patty Reames of Lafayette, sons, Darryl (Ann) Stock of Carmel and Neal (Candy) Stock of Westfield; brothers, Larry (Hilda) Crutchfield of Kanub, UT and Eddie Hays, Rogers, AR; sister, Brenda Wixson of Glendale, AZ; sister-in-law, Sharon Shuemak of Cincinnati, OH; grandchildren, Bryant, Brenden, Emily, Melanie, Faith, Lori, and Levi; and great-grandchildren, Grayton, Julian, Maddox, Lia, Chris, Link, Ollie, Royce, and Ila. 

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort.  The funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Father Paul Cochran officiating. The family is requesting that those who attend please wear masks.  A live stream of the service will be available at for those who would like to join virtually.

Memorial contributions in Donna’s honor may be made to Almost Home Humane Society of Lafayette at Home | Almost Home Humane Society.

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May 20, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Genda Funeral Home- Frankfort

Funeral service with live-stream webcast
May 20, 2021

1:30 PM
Genda Funeral Home- Frankfort

Video is available for this event

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