Donna S. Wright

October 19, 1951March 5, 2018
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Donna Sue (Teel) Wright, 66, of Columbia passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Parkside Manor.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral services following at 12:00 p.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donna was born on October 19, 1951 in Moberly, MO the daughter of Joe Thomas and Mary Lou (Lewis) Teel, both of whom preceded her in death.

She worked at several places for long periods of time—she worked for the VA Hospital in Long Beach, CA for 19 years, in the private sector for a urologist in California for 15 years, and finally in Columbia she was a Patient Liaison at Boone Hospital for 13 years. She was an avid reader of all kinds of books, and enjoyed playing games like pitch, dominoes, croquet and bowled in leagues for several years. She loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her son, Gary Thomas Wright and fiancé Liza McDermott of Lakewood, CA; her aunts, Shirley Sapp of Lake of the Ozarks, Ann Teel of Columbia, and Ruby Teel of Columbia; and numerous cousins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Teel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.


  • Thomas (Liza McDermott) Wright, Son
  • Shirley Sapp, Aunt
  • Ann Teel, Aunt
  • Ruby Teel, Aunt
  • As well as numerous cousins.

  • Mike Teel
  • David Teel
  • Herman Page
  • Kenny Jones
  • Mike Powers
  • Jack Powers

  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 12, 2018

Donna S. Wright

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Tieshia Gordon

March 10, 2018

Donna was always a pleasure to see in the morning reading on the cath lab. It’s was such a pleasure to worked with at Boone. She will truly be missed

Tieshia Gordon

March 10, 2018

Donna was always a pleasure to see in the morning, reading in the cath lab. She was always so kind and she will truly be missed.

Tracey Nichols

March 9, 2018

Donna will be greatly missed by all of us from her mighty spirit to her contagious smile, I am honored to have worked with you at Boone Hospital and call you my friend. Let those beautiful wings carry you on, I know you are having a wonderful reunion in Heaven with your family.
Love you MS. Donna RIP

JP Asbury

March 9, 2018

Gary and family-
I had the privilege of working in radiology with Donna at Boone. She was an extremely kind person with a gentle spirit. I liked how her laugh could fill a room! Everyone loved Donna! My condolences..... JP Asbury

Debra Baber

March 8, 2018

Gary and family,
My sympathies for your loss. Donna was such a special lady and a wonderful friend. I’ll truly miss her, her sense of humor, and our quesadilla burgers at Applebee’s. She was such a tough little lady, all 5 feet of her. Maybe if you stretched her out. May she rest now with her daddy and Jerry.