of Lakeway, AR
March 8, 1939 - May 7, 2022
Donnie Jaye (Benton) Ziegler, age 83, of Yellville, Arkansas departed from this life on May 7, 2022 to be with the Lord.Donnie and her twin sister were born on March 8, 1939 in Lakeway, Arkansas to Floyd and Myrtle (Baughman) Benton. At the age of fourteen, Donnie and her family moved to Yakima, Washington where her dad found work to provide for his family. Three years later on June 17, 1956 she married Fay Zeigler. In the early 60's, Fay and Donnie moved back to Arkansas, where they bought a farm in Lakeway and raised their three children. She worked right alongside her husband clearing their land, running the farm and raising the children. They lived on the same piece of land and were married for fifty five years until Fay's passing in 2011.Donnie was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She worked at the Baxter County Lab in Mountain Home, Arkansas for 31 years. After retirement, she dedicated her time to spending time with her family, helping Fay on the farm and watching her grandkids. Donnie, or as many knew as Granny, was always putting others first. She was the rock in the family. You could always go to Granny for advice and she would pour out her love and support. She would lovingly invite you into her home and feed you. If you ever had the opportunity to eat at her table and had her fried deer meat, beans and cornbread, you were blessed. You could always count on Granny to bring sandwiches, goodies and pop for lunch to the hay fields during hay season. She always made sure you had something to eat. When she wasn't tending to the home, cooking, or watching her grandkids, you could find her enjoying her favorite pastime, working on her next quilting project, sewing, hemming shirts and dresses or patching everyone's jeans.She was involved in her kids and grandkids lives. She rarely missed a ball game, rodeo or anytime her family was practicing playing music. She was always there in the front row encouraging them and showing her love and support. She was her family's number one fan. Donnie lived a very blessed life. Her relationship and faith in Jesus Christ was strong and unwavering. She was a devoted Christian and raised her family to love the Lord. She was very much loved and will be greatly missed.Donnie leaves behind two daughters; Vickie Zeigler Sims (Terry) of Harrison, Arkansas and Lisa Zeigler Davenport (Gordon) of Yellville, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Lindsey Simms Rocole (Mike) of Harrison, Arkansas, Jordan Sims Cargill (Ben) of Dallas, Texas, Leah Davenport Swanson (Travis) of Yellvile, Arkansas and Will Davenport (Hannah) of Yellville, Arkansas; five great grandchildren, Reid Rocole, Amberly Swanson and Coy, Hank and Lance Davenport; her younger sister, Debby Nordberg (Steve) of Yakima, Washington; and her younger brother, Jim Benton (Ria) of Cape Coral, Florida.She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Myrtle (Baughman) Benton; husband, Fay Zeigler; son, Tony Fay Zeigler; oldest sister, Joy Goodrich and twin sister, Connie Robertson.Serving as pallbearers will be; Gordon Davenport, Terry Sims, Will Davenport, Travis Swanson, Bert Benton and Bob Davenport.
Sorry we couldn't be there. My heart is with you all. May God bless you and all of the family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Vickie, Lisa Condolences for your loss, sorry I missed the gravesite services.
Sorry for your loss she was. Wonderful lady
We are so sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and a pleasure to be around.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bill and Kathy
Lisa Vicky and family So sorry for your loss. I have so many memories in my heart of Fay and Donnie Lots of great times and many of great meals. (Deer meat the best) I will never forget all the get togethers we had. I pray God give you peace at this sorrowful time. Just remember she not in no pain and is rejoicing in her heavenly home 🙏
ALWAYS IN MY HEART ❤️ AND MIND🐦
Vickie and family. I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing . Prayers for your family. The Duggins family
my heartfelt sympathy to all of you. i pray that God will hold you in his hands at this time . life goes on and she will always be with each of you. bless each of you in christian love vicki