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Donald Lee Ness

June 8, 1960 ~ August 17, 2020 (age 60)

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Donald Lee Ness of Cook Station, Missouri was born June 8,1960, the son of the late Raymond E. Ness and Rozella Shadrick Ness of Cook Station.  Donald passed away on August 16, 2020 at his home in Cook Station, Missouri at the age of 60.

Donald was a member of the Winkler Baptist Church where his parents were also members.  He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.  He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his Christian bikers club.  Don was always ready and willing to give a helping hand whenever it was needed.  He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

At the time of his death Donald was employed at Hutcheson Ford of St. James where he served for 30 years.  He enjoyed his work and spoke of it often.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Rozella Ness; brother-in-law, Charles (Spud) Gibson and sister-in-law, Henrietta Ness.  

Donald is survived by six siblings, brothers:  Leroy Ness of Union, Missouri and Wilbur Ness and wife, Janice of Cook Station; sisters:  Hazel Shoemate and husband, John of St. James, Dorothy Gibson of St. James, Jean Branstetter and husband, Jim of St. James and Fay Scantlin and husband, Gene of St. James; sixteen nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Visitation services will be held August 21, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with brothers, Leroy Ness and Wilbur Ness officiating.  Some of his favorite songs will be sung by his sister, Dorothy Gibson; nephew, Shannon Gibson and niece, Shelly Gibson.  Music will be provided by niece, Lisa McCarthy.  Pallbearers will be John Shoemate, Jeff Scantlin, Steve Branstetter, James Ness, Cody Davidson and Randy Shoemate.  Interment will be in Asher Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to American Heart Association.

All arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in St. James, MO.


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August 21, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

Funeral Service
August 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
Saint James, MO 65559

August 22, 2020

Asher Cemetery
Hwy 68 South
St. James, MO 65559

Please note
The Ness Family has requested visitors at the visitation and funeral to wear facemasks.
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