RANSOM — Donna Mae Rolo, 80, passed away on Sept. 21, 2015, at her home in Ransom. Born on Oct. 12, 1934, in Fairmont, Neb. she was the daughter of Ruben and Rose (Ackerman) Sell. On Nov. 17, 1955, she married Wilbur “Willie” Rolo in Sutton, Neb. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1975. Donna and Willie moved from Hanston to Ness City in 1972, where they raised their nine children. Donna moved to Ransom in 2014. She was a homemaker and cook at the Derrick Inn Restaurant. She was the No. 1 fan of the Kansas City Royals and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Mrs. Rolo was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ness City. She was baptized at the Hope Reform Church in Sutton, Neb. where she was later to be married.
Survivors include her four sons, Bruce and Jill, of Tescott, Gary and his fiancé, Melissa Vrbas, of Ness City, Gregory and Sherry, of Great Bend, and Rudy and Rhonda, of Bazine; five daughters, Sharon Fuhr of Pratt, Shirley Crownover of Hutchinson, Brenda and Chris Krueger, of Great Bend, Rose Jones of McCracken, and Debra and Smokey Fairbank, of Ransom; her sister, Eleanor Jarrett of Hanston; 24 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother, LaVerne Sell; two grandsons, Skyler Jones and Josh Stieben; and a daughter-in-law, Joni Rolo.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Ness City. Burial will be at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Zook. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Donna Rolo Memorial Fund. Words of sympathy and support may be given to the family at www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Fitzgerald Funeral Home*
207 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Ness City, KS, 67560
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 24, 2015