Donna Shumway Kellum, age 77, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at her home in Miles City.
Donna was born on September 11, 1944, in Wolf Point, MT. She was the fifth of 12 children to George and Pearl Shumway. She lived in Nashua from the age of one until she was nine years old. Her family moved back to Wolf Point when she was nine. She attended schools in Nashua and Wolf Point. Donna graduated high school with a GED. In her lifetime, she worked at the Wolf Point Hospital, Northeastern Mental Health in Glasgow, Poplar Hospital and nursing home and the Custer County Health Department. She also worked 10 years for her very dear friend Mary Cato Swayne in Miles City. Donna was blessed in a previous marriage with a son, Robert Allison. She married Ken Kellum on September 1, 1990, and from this marriage she gained five stepchildren. One she helped raise, Kyle and loved every minute of it. Her lifelong devotion to pets of all shapes and sizes was inspiring to everyone who knew her. She wanted her family to know that, in her life all the good she had done was given in Jesus’ name and her sins were left with him at the cross. “Had I known Jesus was coming I would have told you how much I loved you before I left, I will always send you kisses on the wind.”
Donna is survived by her son Robert Allison, stepsons, Terry & Sara Kellum, Kyle & Traci Kellum, stepdaughter Terra Kellum, her adopted son Fred Snodgrass and his wife Jeanne Walker, stepdaughter Rayna Bird; grandchildren: Hailey and Derek, Sophie and Grant, Emma and Jaiden, Kanzas and Kailee, Remington and Reagan; great grandson Oliver and great granddaughter Nora. Her brothers and sisters Scott Shumway and his wife Anna, Jeff Shumway and his wife Yvonne, Sharon Atkins, Ann Hagemeister, Lacy Cortez, Joy Welch and her husband Joe; sisters-in-law: Gina Shumway, Rhonda Shumway and Joyce Shumway and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Kellum; her father and mother George Shumway Sr. and Pearl Shumway; brothers: George Shumway Jr., Lloyd Shumway and his wife Blondie, Charles Shumway, Robert Shumway and his wife Linda and Bill Shumway; brothers-in-law: Marty Hagemeister and Robert Cortez and her granddaughter Alexis Grace Kellum. She was also preceded by many loved friends and more spoiled pets than anyone can count.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 25, 2022, with the family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Parlor, 1806 Main Street in Miles City. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miles City. Rite of committal will take place at a later date in the Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
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Kim Smarsh says
To Donna’s family: I am so sorry for your loss. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. And May the perpetual light shine upon her.
Diane M Welbes says
Robert–I wish I had words to lighten your agony but sometimes words are just not enough. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Brenda Lee Boysun says
Donna was an wonderful aunt she helped my sister in her dark times. When I couldn’t and always took time to ask us how we are or how our family is. Always looked forward on seeing us. Always gave us an hug. I will miss you Donna with all my heart.
Brenda Lee Boysun says
Robert so sorry to you. I wish I could help the hurt you are feeling. Your mom has always been there for us. So please let us know what we could do. I would love to help with the closure. Love you my cousin. So sorry.
Bernadette Miller says
I’ve enjoyed Donna’s friendship for many years. She liked my cinnamon apple jelly, but she and Ken convinced me to use more cinnamon candies to make it a stronger cinnamon flavor, and I continue to do that and customers love it. I will keep you in my prayers.
Linda Wolff says
I am very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed. Isotong with Donna when ever our paths crossed.
Pete and June Minow says
We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you with happy memories. Donna has been special to us ever since she worked in home health and helped Pete’s parents when they were at Eagle Manor. Then when Pete had surgery she gave us a couple of the best microwave pillows that we still use, along with a few more she gave us later. She was the most caring, kindest person and we always enjoyed visiting with her. The last time we talked, we told her we would take her out to lunch when the pandemic was over. We will miss her hugs.