Baggerley Funeral Home

930 South Broadway, Edmond, OK


Donna Lee Younker

7 February , 19321 November , 2019

Donna Lee Younker was born February 7, 1932, to Frederick and Florence Younker in Evanston, IL and passed away to be with her Lord November 1, 2019 in Oklahoma City, OK.

Donna attended Baylor University to receive her BA degree and Southern Methodist University to earn her Master’s degree before receiving the Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas in 1964. She came to Oklahoma, where for twenty-nine years Professor Younker was responsible for all foundations courses at the University of Central Oklahoma before retiring. She has certified numerous elementary teachers in Oklahoma. When she retired, the Regents of Higher Education of the State of Oklahoma honored her for her professional achievements by designating her Professor Emeritus with Honor. Professor Younker has excelled in all three areas of her profession; teaching, research, and service.

Her community service has included the presidency of the Edmond Oklahoma DAR, teaching for over thirty years of an Inquiry Class, an education consultant to the NAACP Education Division at Herbert Hoover Middle School, being an Alzheimer’s Advocate in Tulsa working on legislation for patients and caretakers, and also being a Stephen Minister to Alzheimer patients.


  • Funeral Service Friday, 8 November , 2019


Donna Lee Younker

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Pat LaGrow

7 November 2019

The UCO Emeritus Faculty Association wishes to extend our deepest sympathy to you. Donna was such an asset and served a pivotal role in preparing future teachers at UCO. She is remembered fondly by all whose lives she touched. Our hearts are heavy as we share your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.